Small Firms, Contracting-Out, Computers and Wage Inequality: Evidence from UK Manufacturing
AbstractWhat demand-side and institutional factors raised the skilled wage premium over the 1980s in U.K. manufacturing? Using a panel of eighty industries over l980-89, the author finds that (1) the average skill premium rose by around 13 percentage points; (2) computer introduction explains around 50 percent of this rise; (3) the growth in small firms and in contracting-out together explain around 20 percent of the rise; and (4) the fall in unionization explains around 15 percent of the rise. Copyright 1999 by The London School of Economics and Political Science
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- Haskel, Jonathan, 1996. "Small Firms, Contracting-out, Computers and Wage Inequality: Evidence from UK Manufacturing," CEPR Discussion Papers 1490, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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