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Dolton, Peter J.; Makepeace, G. H.; & van der Klaauw, Wilbert (1989). Occupational Choice and Earnings Determination: The Role of Sample Selection and Non-Pecuniary Factors. Oxford Economic Papers, 41(3), 573-594.


ALL ENTRANTS to the labour market make occupational choices but the extent to which these choices can be explained empirically by individual preferences over job characteristics is largely unknown. Equally uncertain is the degree to which education, social background and human capital
acquisition influence this choice. The main objective of this paper is to explore these issues by modelling the complex relationship between occupational choice, earnings determination and occupational attributes


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Oxford Economic Papers


Dolton, Peter J.
Makepeace, G. H.
van der Klaauw, Wilbert