The role of technology in determining skilled employment: an economywide approach
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0108001.
Length: 86 pages
Date of creation: 29 Aug 2001
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technology - skilled employment - skilled labour - wages - employment - trade;
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- O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-09-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2001-09-10 (Development)
- NEP-INO-2001-09-10 (Innovation)
- NEP-LAB-2001-09-10 (Labour Economics)
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- 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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