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dc.contributor.authorNordman, Christophe Jalil
dc.contributor.authorWolff, François-Charles
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-11T13:35:37Z
dc.date.available2010-06-11T13:35:37Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/4333
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectAfrican countriesen
dc.subjectreturns to tenureen
dc.subjectlearning-by-doingen
dc.subjectlearning-by-watchingen
dc.subjectinformal trainingen
dc.subjectEarnings functionsen
dc.subject.ddc331en
dc.subject.classificationjelO12en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ31en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ24en
dc.titleOn-the-job learning and earnings in Benin, Morocco and Senegalen
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.description.abstractenIn this paper, we consider a model of on-the-job learning where workers learn informally by watching and imitating colleagues. We estimate the rate of knowledge diffusion inside the firm using three matched worker-firm data sets from Benin, Morocco and Senegal. We rely on non-linear least squares to estimate the structural parameters of the informal learning model and account for unobserved firm heterogeneity using firm factors derived from a principal component analysis. We find that the rate of knowledge diffusion is around 7 percent in Morocco and Senegal and much higher in Benin, but part of the learning-by- watching returns stems from firm heterogeneity. Informal training significantly affects the shape of returns to tenure in African countries. Finally, we estimate an extended model with both learning-by-watching and learning-by-doing and find significant benefits from imitating colleagues in Morocco.en
dc.publisher.nameIRDen
dc.publisher.cityParisen
dc.identifier.citationpages37en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleDIAL Document de travailen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumberDT/2007-09en
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie du travailen


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