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Interindustry Wage Differentials in Manufacturing: Rents and Industrial Structure

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    This paper examines industry structure and trade performance as determinants of industry wage differentials in Canadian manufacturing. It is similar to work done by L. Katz and L. Summers for the United States. Determinants (regressors) include occupational structure, share of youth, share of females, valued-added, capital intensity, and measures of trade performance. Value-added was the most important factor. Import competition is negatively correlated with wage differentials, while export orientation is positively but weakly correlated with wage differentials.

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    Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 26 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 525-35

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    Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:26:y:1993:i:3:p:525-35

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    1. Lundin, Nan Nan & Yun, Lihong, 2004. "International Trade and Inter-Industry Wage Structure in Swedish Manufacturing - Evidence from matched employer-employee data," Working Paper Series 196, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Philip Du Caju & François Rycx & Ilan Tojerow, 2012. "Wage structure effects of international trade in a small open economy: The case of Belgium," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/138896, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    3. Hartmut Egger & Daniel Etzel, 2010. "The Impact of Trade on Employment, Welfare, and Income Distribution in Unionized General Oligopolistic Equilibrium," Working Papers 088, Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE).
    4. Vesna Stavrevska, 2011. "The efficiency wages perspective to wage rigidity in the open economy: a survey," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(3), pages 273-299, July.

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