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Skill Demand and Factor Substitution

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  • Shadman-Mehta, Fatemeh
  • Sneessens, Henri R.

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The aim of this paper is to empirically evaluate the relative importance of the various factors likely to have influenced the demand for skilled and unskilled labour in France, over the period 1962-89. Our approach is macroeconomic, and we essentially deal with technology choice, that is factor productivity over the long run. We estimate a system of three equations, with a dynamic formulation of the error correction type. The main aim is to estimate price elasticities, and direct and cross partial elasticities of substitution between different factors, especially those related to skilled and unskilled labour.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1279.

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Date of creation: Nov 1995
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1279

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Keywords: Exdogenous Technical Progress; Shephard's Lemma; Skill Mismatch;

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  1. Ide Kearney, 1997. "Shifts in the Demand for Skilled Labour in the Irish Manufacturing Sector: 1979-1990," Papers WP083, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  2. Garcia-Perez, J.I., 1999. "Equilibrium Search Models: the Role of the Assumptions," Papers 9909, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros-.
  3. Sneessens, Henri R., 1998. "Technological Bias and Unemployment: A Macroeconomic Perspective," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1999024, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES), revised 00 Aug 1999.
  4. Draper, D.A.G., 2000. "Towards an econometric model for the Netherlands: Explaining unemployment," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-84090, Tilburg University.
  5. Falk, Martin & Koebel, Bertrand M., 1997. "The Demand of Heterogeneous Labour in Germany," ZEW Discussion Papers 97-28, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  6. Steiner, Viktor & Mohr, Robert, 1998. "Industrial change, stability of relative earnings, and substitution of unskilled labor in West-Germany," ZEW Discussion Papers 98-22, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  7. Koebel, Bertrand M. & Falk, Martin, 1999. "Curvature conditions and substitution pattern among capital, energy, materials and heterogeneous labour," ZEW Discussion Papers 99-06, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.

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