Testing the Sorting Model of Education

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Andrew Weiss

Boston University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 1984


Proprietary data for production workeis is analyzed to determine which aspects of productivity are affected by secondary schooling. The measures of productivity explored are: propensity to quit and be absent, phisical oatput per hour, and ability to perform complex tasks. The data suggests that the sorting effect of education is an important determinant of earnings for semi-skilled production workers.

Suggested Citation

Weiss, Andrew M., Testing the Sorting Model of Education (August 1984). NBER Working Paper No. w1420, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=236866

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