Openness and technological innovation in East Asia : have they increased the demand for skills?
AbstractThis paper asks whether the increased openness and technological innovation in East Asia have contributed to an increased demand for skills in the region. The author explores a unique firm level data set across eight countries. Results strongly support the idea that greater openness and technology adoption have increased the demand for skills, especially in middle income countries. Moreover, while the presence in international markets has been skill enhancing for most middle income countries, this has not been the case for manufacturing firms operating in China and in low-income countries. If international integration in the region intensifies further and technology continues to be skilled biased, policies aimed at mitigating skills shortages in the region should produce continual and persistent increases in skills.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 51254.
Date of creation: 01 Oct 2009
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Labor Markets; Labor Policies; Technology Industry; Emerging Markets; Economic Theory&Research;
Other versions of this item:
- Almeida, Rita K., 2009. "Openness and Technological Innovation in East Asia: Have They Increased the Demand for Skills?," IZA Discussion Papers 4474, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Almeida, Rita K., 2010. "Openness and technological innovation in East Asia : have they increased the demand for skills ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5272, The World Bank.
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-10-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2010-10-16 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-DEV-2010-10-16 (Development)
- NEP-SEA-2010-10-16 (South East Asia)
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