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Wage Divergence and Unemployment: The Impact of Wage Setting Power and Training Costs

Listed author(s):
  • Joan Muysken
  • Thomas Zwick

Der technologische Wandel erhöht den Weiterbildungsbedarf aller Beschäftigten, die in qualifizierten Arbeitsplätzen tätig sein wollen. Dieser Beitrag identifiziert die für die Weiterbildung anfallenden Kosten als eine der treibenden Kräfte für Lohnspreizung und Arbeitslosigkeit in Zeiten qualifikationsverzerrten technischen Fortschritts. Unser theoretisches Modell erklärt die höheren und steigenden Lohnaufschläge für qualifizierte Beschäftigte und die niedrigere Mismatcharbeitslosigkeit in den USA im Vergleich zu Deutschland mit der höheren Lohnsetzungsmacht dieser Beschäftigtengruppe. Qualifizierte Beschäftigte in den USA können höhere Löhne fordern ohne ihre Arbeitsstelle zu gefährden, weil die notwendigen Weiterbildungskosten von niedriger qualifizierten Mitarbeitern für qualifizierte Arbeiten höher sind als in Deutschland.

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Article provided by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin in its journal Schmollers Jahrbuch.

Volume (Year): 126 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-19

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Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v126_y2006_i1_q1_p1-19
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