Pre-college skills and educational wage differentials

FBK-IRVAPP is pleased to invite you to the following seminar: Fatigue and experience effects in large-scale assessments: Pre-college skills and educational wage differentials.
With the participation of: Tuomas Pekkarinen.

Language The seminar is held in English.

Abstract We examine the impact of changes in pre-college male worker ability distribution on wage inequality. We use Finnish military conscripts’ cognitive and non-cognitive test results matched with educational and labor market outcomes. The increase in educational attainment has resulted in less selected college-goers in terms of within-cohort skill percentiles, but positive cohort trends in ability fully reverse this dilution in terms of skill levels. The cohort trends in skills have slightly exacerbated the college wage premium.

The seminar will be held on the web conference platform Google meet.


  • Tuomas Pekkarinen - Speaker
    VATT and IZA
    Tuomas Pekkarinen is a research professor at VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland and a research fellow at IZA research network. His research deals with the effects of educational policies on intergenerational mobility and skills. Prior to working at VATT Tuomas worked at Nuffield College Oxford and at IFAU in Uppsala, Sweden.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 11/11/2020.

The registration is free of charge. You will receive an invitation through google calendar the day before the seminar to facilitate the access to the virtual room.


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