Are Early Investments In Computer Skills Rewarded In The Labor Market?
|dc.contributor.author||Bishop, John H.|
|dc.description.abstract||The paper assesses the relationship between investments in computer skills by adolescents and earnings at age 26. The heaviest investors earned 9 to 16 percent more than otherwise equivalent NELS-88 classmates. The payoff to early computer skills was substantial in jobs involving intense and complex uses of computers; negligible when computers were not used at work. It was non-gaming use of computers outside of school that enhanced future earnings, not playing video/computer games—which lowered earnings. Children in low SES families invested less in computer skills and thus benefited less from the job opportunities generated by the digital revolution.|
|dc.title||Are Early Investments In Computer Skills Rewarded In The Labor Market?|
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|local.authorAffiliation||Mane, Ferran: email@example.com Universitat Rovira i Virgili|
|local.authorAffiliation||Bishop, John H.: firstname.lastname@example.org Cornell University|