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Changes in the characteristics and skills of British youth

Johnes, G (2009) Changes in the characteristics and skills of British youth. Economics Bulletin, 29 (1). pp. 369-375. ISSN 1545-2921

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    Abstract

    Changes in the characteristics and skills of British youths between the mid-1980s and mid-2000s are evaluated using a method recently developed by Altonji et al. The main finding is that skills have increased over time in successive cohorts of young people. The improvement is, however, uneven, and those at the bottom end of the skills distribution have benefitted less than others. This implies, other things being equal, that the distribution of earnings will widen over the coming years.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Economics Bulletin
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    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 45578
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:34
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:33
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45578

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