Are Early Investments In Computer Skills Rewarded In The Labor Market?

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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.
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2006-10-01
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CAHRS; ILR; center; human resource; job; worker; advanced; labor market; satisfaction; employee; work; computer skills; earnings; payoff; school; video/computer games; digital revolution
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