Skill Premium in Chile: Studying Skill Upgrading in the South
AbstractI study whether the evolution of the relative demand for skilled workers is a consequence of international transmission of skill upgrading technologies from developed countries (in particular the US) to developing ones. Using data for Chile from 1960 to 2000, I present sectoral and macro evidence consistent with this hypothesis and that does not support alternative hypotheses related to trade theories emphasizing the role of price effects, trade in intermediate goods and outsourcing, or competition effects in tradable markets.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2012)
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wage premium; skill upgrading; trade openness; skill biased technical change; Chile; Latin America;
Other versions of this item:
- Francisco Gallego., 2010. "Skill Premium in Chile: Studying Skill Upgrading in the South," Documentos de Trabajo 377, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
- Francisco Gallego, 2010. "Skill Premium in Chile: Studying Skill Upgrading in the South," Working Papers ClioLab 9, EH Clio Lab. Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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