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Author: Maskara, Pankaj
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1. Danyal, Shah
Maskara, Pankaj
Naqvi, Annaheeta
Impact of Computer Skills on Wages in USA
Applied Economics Letters 18,11 (July 2011): 1077-1081.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Routledge ==> Taylor & Francis (1998)
Keyword(s): Computer Use/Internet Access; Skills; Wage Differentials; Wage Gap; Wages

Using US NLSY panel data set, staggered every 2 years from 2000 to 2006 for a cross section of 12,686 individuals, we investigate the effect of computer skills on wages. We use the definition of computer skills as having a personal computer with Microsoft Windows at home. Unlike most previous studies in the United States, which used instrumental variables for controlling the unobserved factors, we use fixed-effects estimation methodology. Based on the unique data set and the robust fixed-effects estimation, we find that individuals possessing computer skills earn a wage premium.

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Danyal, Shah, Pankaj Maskara and Annaheeta Naqvi. "Impact of Computer Skills on Wages in USA." Applied Economics Letters 18,11 (July 2011): 1077-1081.