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Motellón Corral, Elisabet

Works: 9 works in 10 publications in 3 languages and 10 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Elisabet Motellón Corral
Three empirical essays on education and informality in the labor market of a developing country the Colombian case by Paula Herrera-Idárraga( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1) Informality and Overeducation in the Labor Market of a Developing Country This chapter explores the connection between labor market segmentation in two sectors, a modern protected formal sector and a traditional- unprotected-informal sector, and overeducation in a developing country. Informality is thought to have negative consequences, primarily through poorer working conditions, lack of social security, as well as low levels of productivity throughout the economy. This chapter considers an aspect that has not been previously addressed, namely the fact that informality might also affect the way workers match their actual education with that required performing their job. Using micro-data from Colombia the relationship between overeducation and informality is tested. Empirical results suggest that, once the endogeneity of employment choice has been accounted for, formal male workers are less likely to be overeducated. Interestingly, the propensity of being overeducated among women does not seem to be closely related to the sector choice. 2) Double Penalty in Returns to Education: Informality and Educational Mismatch in the Colombian Labor Market This chapter examines the returns to education taking into consideration the existence of educational mismatches in the formal and informal employment of a developing country. Results show that the returns of surplus, required and deficit years of schooling are different in the two sectors. Moreover, they suggest that these returns vary along the wage distribution, and that the pattern of variation differs for formal and informal workers. In particular, informal workers face not only lower returns to their education, but suffer a second penalty associated with educational mismatches that puts them at a greater disadvantage compare to their formal counterparts. 3) Wage Gaps Across Colombian Regions: The Role of Education and Informality This chapter analyzes the role of education and informality on regional wage differentials. The hypothesis that is put under examination is that apart from the difference in the endowments of human capital across regions, regional heterogeneity in the incidence of informality may be another important source of regional wage inequality. The results for Colombian regions confirm marked differences in wage distributions between regions and that they differ in the endowment of human capital and more importantly in the incidence of informality. Regional heterogeneity in returns to education is especially intense in the upper part of the wage distribution. While heterogeneity in the informal pay penalty throughout the territory is more relevant in the lower part of the wage distribution
Regional wage gaps, education and informality in an emerging country : the case of Colombia by Paula Herrera-Idárraga( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mercats de treball i globalització by Elisabet Motellón Corral( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the geography of unemployment rates and the spatial sorting of workers' schooling (preliminary version prepared for the 2013 ERSA Meeting) by Enrique López-Bazo( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A distinctive feature of unemployment is that its incidence is far from being homogeneously distributed in the territory. Disparities in unemployment rates are not only observed between countries but also between regions within countries. The available evidence indicates that since the early 80s Spain is a country of high unemployment rates, and persistently large regional disparities. In fact, there is a clear spatial divide in regions showing higher than the average rates in the Northeast, and regions with rates below the average in just a few hundred kilometres distance, in the Southwest. In contrast with the previous studies, here we use micro-data for the Spanish NUTS3 regions to explore the relationship between the spatial distribution of individuals' education and regional unemployment rates. We provide novel evidence showing that i) the impact of individual's education on unemployment largely varies across regions and, ii) regional disparities in the level of educational attainment of the active population explain a big deal of the observed disparities in the regional distribution of unemployment rates, particularly in periods of high unemployment
Human capital and regional wage gaps by Enrique López-Bazo( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Innovation, heterogeneous firms and the region: evidence from Spain( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Innovation, heterogeneous firms and the region: evidence from Spain. Regional Studies . This paper investigates the role of regional factors in innovation performance, controlling for firms' absorptive capacity and other sources of firm heterogeneity. The findings for a sample of firms in Spain support the hypothesis that regional determinants matter, though their role is subtler than is frequently assumed. Rather than exerting a direct influence on firms' innovation, the regional context moderates the effect of internal determinants, particularly of the firms' absorptive capacity. The results indicate that the type of relevant interactions differs for product and process innovation and that they only operate for small and medium-sized enterprises, being negligible for large firms
Ensayos en torno al modelo español de contratación temporal : efectos del capital humano y del perfil empresarial by Elisabet Motellón Corral( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of education in regional labour markets: evidence from two fragile economies by Enrique López-Bazo( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mercados de trabajo y globalización by Elisabet Motellón Corral( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Motellón, Elisabet