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Computers and the Demand for Skilled Labour: Industry- and Establishment-Level Panel Evidence for the UK

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  • Haskel, Jonathan
  • Heden, Ylva

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The authors use two U.K. panel data sets to investigate skill-upgrading in the United Kingdom and how it has been affected by computerization. Census data reveals that most aggregate skill-upgrading is explained by within-establishment rises in skill composition. Such upgrading is significantly related to computerization, a relation that is robust to different worker and computer types, endogeneity, human capital upgrading, and other technology measures.

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  • Haskel, Jonathan & Heden, Ylva, 1999. "Computers and the Demand for Skilled Labour: Industry- and Establishment-Level Panel Evidence for the UK," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 109(454), pages 68-79, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:109:y:1999:i:454:p:c68-79
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