Educational credentials and trust in the labor market

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    When productivity is costly to measure, employers and employees will establish trust relationships to their mutual benefit. Our thesis is that in such relationships educational credentials are important to get entry to the job. Dutch Labor Force Sample Surveys from 1981 and 1985 are used to estimate the relationship between educational credentials and job level within different firm sizes and different sectors of the economy. We find a stronger relationship within large firms than within small firms and within so called 'high trust' sectors than in 'low trust' sectors. Analyzing the differences between the two periods adds support to our thesis.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)29 - 46
    Aantal pagina's18
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    StatusPublished - 1996

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