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Do green jobs differ from non-green jobs in terms of skills and human capital?



Type:   Article
Titre:   Do green jobs differ from non-green jobs in terms of skills and human capital?
Auteur(s):   Consoli, Davide - INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) (Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management) (CSIV-UPV) (Auteur)
Marin, Giovanni - University of Urbino (Auteur)
Marzucchi, Alberto - Catholic University of Milan (Auteur)
Vona, Francesco (1977-...) - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Auteur)
In:   Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice
Date de publication:   2016
Éditeur:   ROYAUME-UNI  :  Taylor & Francis
Volume:   45
Numéro:   5
Pages:   1046-1060  p.
ISSN:   13876988
DOI:   10.1016/j.respol.2016.02.007
Mots-clés:   [en] Skills, Green jobs, Task model, Human capital
JEL:   O33,  E24,  Q55
Résumé:   [en] This paper elaborates an empirical analysis of labour force characteristics that emerge as a response to the growing importance of environmental sustainability. Using data on the United States we compare green and non-green occupations to detect differences in terms of skill content and of human capital. Our empirical profiling reveals that green jobs use more intensively high-level cognitive and interpersonal skills compared to non-green jobs. Green occupations also exhibit higher levels of standard dimensions of human capital such as formal education, work experience and on-the-job training. While preliminary, our exploratory exercise seeks to call attention to an underdeveloped theme, namely the labour market implications associated with the transition towards green growth.

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