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Testing the Sorting Model of Education

Andrew Weiss

NBER Working Paper No. 1420
Issued in August 1984
NBER Program(s):Labor Studies

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1420

Published: (Published as "A Sorting-Cum-Learning Model of Education"), JPE, Vol. 91,no. 3 (1983): 420-442.

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