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Human-capital investment and the wage gap

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  • Meckl, Jürgen
  • Zink, Stefan

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According to empirical studies, the relation between the relative wage of skilled workers and their relative supply is U-shaped. This finding is explained by the effect of technological change on the incentives for humancapital investments made by heterogeneous individuals. --

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Paper provided by University of Konstanz, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers, Series 1 with number 307.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp1:307

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Keywords: Wage inequality; human-capital investment;

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  1. Oded Galor & Omer Moav, 1998. "Ability Biased Technological Transition, Wage Inequality, and Economic Growth," Working Papers 98-14, Brown University, Department of Economics.
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  1. Meckl, Jürgen & Zink, Stefan, 2001. "Solow and heterogeneous labor: A neoclassical explanation of wage inequality," Discussion Papers, Series 1 312, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics.
  2. Hartmut Egger & Udo Kreickemeier, . "Fairness, Trade, and Inequality," Discussion Papers 08/19, University of Nottingham, GEP.

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