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Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle

We investigate the role of training in reducing the gender wage gap using the UK-BHPS which contains detailed records of training. Using policy changes over an 18 year period we identify the impact of training and work experience on wages, earnings and employment. Based on a lifecycle model and using reforms as a source of exogenous variation we evaluate the role of formal training and experience in defining the evolution of wages and employment careers, conditional on education. Training is potentially important in compensating for the effects of children, especially for women who left education after completing high school.

Authors: 
Richard Blundell, University College London
Monica Costa Dias, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Centre for Economics and Finance
David Goll, University College London
Costas Meghir, Yale University
Publication Date: 
June, 2019
HCEO Working Groups: 
Publication Status: 
Document Number: 
2019-040
File Description: 
First version, April 2019