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The role of technology in determining skilled employment: an economywide approach

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  • Patrick Laplagne

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Peter Marshall

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Susan Stone

    (Productivity Commission)

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This paper compares the role of technological change with that of trade in explaining the increased demand for skilled workers. The paper shows technology has played the dominant role in changing employment patterns in Australia. The finding is consistent across industries, including those having experienced increased import competition. Rising capital intensity of production has also promoted the employment of more highly skilled workers.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0108001.

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Length: 86 pages
Date of creation: 29 Aug 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0108001

Note: Type of Document - Word 97; prepared on IBM PC ; to print on HP; pages: 86 ; figures: included
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Keywords: technology - skilled employment - skilled labour - wages - employment - trade;

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  1. Tyers, Rod & Duncan, Ron, 1999. "Trade, Technology and Labor Markets: General Equilibrium Perspectives," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 14, pages 226-264.
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