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Rates of Depreciation of Human Capital Due to Nonuse
Abstract: How important for success on the job is uninterrupted
labor force participation? Data on labor force status for a 15 year period
for individual salaried employees in Swedish Industry makes possible the
estimation of the effect of years of experience and years of non-experience
on earnings. One result is that both women and men experience salary
decreases by labor force interruptions. However, net investment during
non-experience years found to be positive, women as well as men return to
the labor market with a larger amount of human capital after the
interruption than before the interruption.
Keywords: Human capital; Wage; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J24; J31; (follow links to similar papers)
22 pages, August 1977
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