Trade, Technology and Changes in Employment of Skilled Labour in Swedish Manufacturing
AbstractThe paper investigates the shift in demand towards more skilled labour in Swedish manufacturing during the last two decades. Two competing hypotheses to explain this shift are examined: skilled-biased technical change and increased international competition.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Trade Union Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 131.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 15 Mar 1996
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Publication status: Published in Technology and International Trade, Fagerberg, Jan, Hansson, Pär, Lundberg, Lars, Melchior, Arne (eds.), 1997, chapter 12, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
skilled labour; skilled-biased technical change; international competition;
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