Estimating some labour market implications of skill biased technology change and imports in Hungary
AbstractThis paper examines the influence of capital accumulation and imports on the relative demand for skilled and unskilled labour in Hungary between 1980 and 2002. Historical data shows that both relative employment and wages of skilled labour were favourably influenced by the changes of the past decades, when the transformation of the Hungarian economy from a centrally planned to a market led regime took place. The paper studies whether these effects were similar to those observed in the international literature in the context of developed and less developed economies. Besides facilitating international comparisons, examination of factor demand functions also aims to complement existing results from the Hungarian literature.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series IEHAS Discussion Papers with number 0508.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Trade and Labor Market Interactions; Wage Differentials by Skill;
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- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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