How general is human capital?

A task-based approach

This article studies how portable skills accumulated in the labor market are. Using rich data on tasks performed in occupations, we propose the concept of task‐specific human capital to measure empirically the transferability of skills across occupations. Our results on occupational mobility and wag...

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Volume: 28
Main Author: Gathmann, Christina
Schönberg, Uta
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: CHICAGO The University of Chicago Press 01.01.2010
published in: Journal of labor economics Vol. 28; no. 1; pp. 1 - 49
Data of publication: 20100100
ISSN: 0734-306X
EISSN: 1537-5307
Alternate Title: How General Is Human Capital?
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank
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