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Structural Change, Competition and Job Turnover in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry 1964-96

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  • Lundberg, Lars

    (Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

  • Andersson, Linda

    (Department of Economics, UmeƄ University)

  • Gustafsson, Ola

    (Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

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    The rate of inter-industry job turnover in Swedish manufacturing seems to be driven by the dispersion of profit changes among industries. Shifts in international competitiveness among industries played a central role for explaining this pattern. The rate of intra-industry job turnover among plants has been higher in industries with many small plants, low profit margins and high import penetration.

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    Paper provided by Trade Union Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 148.

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    Length: 45 pages
    Date of creation: 04 Dec 1998
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    Publication status: Published in Review of International Economics, 2000, pages 566-582.
    Handle: RePEc:hhs:fiefwp:0148

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    Keywords: Comparative advantage; market power; structural change; job turnover;

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