WAGE PROGRESSION OF LOW-EDUCATED WORKERS

What is the role of soft skills?

In this paper we explore a potential channel to foster social and income mobility, namely the “good jobs” channel. A good job is one that provides workers, even those with low education, with favorable prospects for tenure, pay progression and promotion within the firm.
What are the characteristics of these jobs? Soft skills have been emphasised as increasingly important. When we look at workers in occupations that do not require any formal level of education we indeed see that pay progression is stronger in occupations where soft skills are important.

 

MY WORK IN THIS AREA HAS BEEN WITH SOME EXCELLENT COAUTHORS

PHILIPPE AGHION

(College de France and LSE)

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ANTONIN BERGEAUD

(Banque de France)

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RICHARD BLUNDELL

(UCL and IFS)

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SELECTED RESEARCH AND ARTICLES

Personal development, personal and caree
Collaborating at Work

AGHION, BERGEUAD, BLUNDELL AND GRIFFITH (2020) "WAGE PROGRESSION OF LOW-EDUCATED WORKERS" LATEST SLIDES, NOVEMBER 2020

AGHION, P., A. BERGEUAD, R. BLUNDELL AND R. GRIFFITH "THE INNOVATION PREMIUM TO SOFT SKILLS IN LOW-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS" VOXEU, 3 JANUARY 2020

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AGHION, P., A. BERGEUAD, R. BLUNDELL AND R. GRIFFITH "THE INNOVATION PREMIUM TO SOFT SKILLS IN LOW-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS" CEPR DP 14102, NOVEMBER 2019