Globalization and Uncertainty: Earnings Volatility in Sweden, 1985-2003
AbstractEarnings volatility has been linked it to economic integration only through contradictory conjectures. We assess globalization’s role by examining volatility trends in manufacturing, private services, and public services. If trade increases uncertainty, volatility trends should differ markedly across industries since manufacturing, in contrast to especially public services, is exposed to international competition. We analyze earnings trajectories in Sweden 1985-2003, a country and period evincing accelerating trade, finding no indications of greater volatility increases in manufacturing.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Swedish Institute for Social Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 7/2009.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 30 Sep 2009
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Publication status: Published as Hällsten, Martin, Tomas Korpi and Michael Tåhlin, 'Globalization and Uncertainty: Earnings Volatility in Sweden, 1985-2003' in INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 2010, pages 165-189.
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- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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