Technology and Changes in Skill Structure: Evidence from Seven OECD Countries
AbstractMuch of the dramatic change in skill and wage structure observed in recent years in the United States is believed to stem from the impact of new technology. This paper compares the changing skill strcuture of wage bills and employment in the United States with six other advanced developed countries - the UK (where wage and income inequality rose even faster in the 1980s than in the US), two Continental European Countries (France and Germany), two Scandinavian Countries (Denmark and Sweden) and Japan.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics in its series Papers with number 24.
Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Postal: United Kingdom; Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics and Statistics, Oxford University. Manor Road. Oxford OX1 3Ul
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WAGES ; TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE;
Other versions of this item:
- Stephen Machin & John Van Reenen, 1998. "Technology And Changes In Skill Structure: Evidence From Seven Oecd Countries," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 113(4), pages 1215-1244, November.
- Stephen Machin & John Van Reenen, 1998. "Technology and changes in skill structure: evidence from seven OECD countries," IFS Working Papers W98/04, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
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