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Skilled Labor-Augmenting Technical Progress in U.S. Manufacturing

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  • Kahn, J.
  • Lim, J.S.

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This paper examines the role of skilled labor in the growth of total factor productivity. Use use panel data from manufacturing industries within the United States to assess the extent to which productivity growth in yearly cross-sections of U.S. manufacturing industries in tied to industry shares of skilled labor inputs.

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Paper provided by University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER) in its series RCER Working Papers with number 437.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:roc:rocher:437

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Postal: University of Rochester, Center for Economic Research, Department of Economics, Harkness 231 Rochester, New York 14627 U.S.A.

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Keywords: WORKERS ; PRODUCTIVITY ; SKILLS;

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