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Latent Work Disability and Reporting Bias.
September 22, 1999... ABSTRACT A measure of "true" disability is constructed as a continuous index of unobserved work limitation using information from the Health and Retirement Study. Estimates from a simultaneous model of work participation, disability, and income flows suggest that nonworkers tend to...
General and Specific Training.
September 22, 1999... Evidence and Implications ABSTRACT Using data from the Employer Opportunity Pilot Project (EOPP) survey and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), we explicitly document the specificity and generality of employer-provided training, and we analyze how wage growth and...
Private Schools and Public School Achievement.
September 22, 1999... ABSTRACT The effects of private schools on public elementary and secondary school achievement in Illinois are estimated. The percentage of students in private schools in a school district is treated as an endogenous variable in the achievement equation. Catholic religion is used to...
Education and Ethnicity in Canada.
September 22, 1999... An Intergenerational Perspective ABSTRACT Ethnic and intergenerational aspects of human capital investment are explored. Levels of and (cross-sectional) returns to, education across ethnic groups in Canada are estimated and large differences observed. For men, a positive...
The Response of Worker Effort to Piece Rates.(Statistical Data Included)
September 22, 1999... Evidence from the British Columbia Tree-Planting Industry ABSTRACT We measure the elasticity of worker effort with respect to changes in the piece rate using panel data collected from the payroll records of a British Columbia tree-planting firm. Our data contain information on...