The Returns to Pencil Use Revisited


Spitz-Oener, Alexandra


[img]
Preview
PDF
dp07020.pdf - Published

Download (315kB)

URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1500
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-15006
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2007
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C13 J31 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Lohnstruktur , Bildschirmarbeitsplatz , Arbeitsplatzbewertung , Störfaktor
Keywords (English): Computer wage differential , pencil wage differentials , changing skill requirements
Abstract: The increased diffusion of computers is one of the fundamental changes at workplaces in recent decades. While the majority of workers now spend a substantial fraction of their working day with a computer, research on the wage effect of computer use effectively came to a halt after DiNardo and Pischke [1997] found that wages were also positively associated with pencil use, calling into question the ability to distinguish the effect of computers from other confounding factors. Using the same data set as DiNardo and Pischke, but a more recent wave, this paper revitalizes the discussion by showing that the pencil effect disappeared in 1998/99, whereas the computer effect is still present. Computer users - but not pencil users - have experienced a pronounced shift towards analytical and interactive tasks, for which they are rewarded in the workplace.
Additional information:

Das Dokument wird vom Publikationsserver der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim bereitgestellt.




+ Citation Example and Export

Spitz-Oener, Alexandra (2007) The Returns to Pencil Use Revisited. Open Access [Working paper]
[img]
Preview


+ Search Authors in

+ Download Statistics

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item