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The Technological Bias Against Production Workers in United States Manufacturing 1949 – 1996

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  • Martin Hoskins

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    This paper presents quantitative estimates of the effects of technological change on the composition of production and non-production workers in manufacturing in the United States for the period 1950 – 1995. The paper separates the effects of relative wage change, biased technological change and changes in sectoral composition and estimates the effect of upward pressure on relative pay exerted by biased technological change.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 05/30.

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    Keywords: Skill change; United Kingdom; technological change; sectoral composition;

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