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The Role of Wage and Skill Differences in US-German Employment Differences / Die Bedeutung von Lohn- und Qualifikationsunterschieden für die deutschen-amerikanischen Beschäftigungsunterschiede

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  • Freeman Richard B.

    (Cambridge, Mass./London)

  • Schettkat Ronald

    ()

    (Utrecht University, Department of Economics and Policy Studies, Postbus 80.140, NL-3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands)

The most popular explanation for greater job creation in the US than in Germany is that greater dispersion of wages coupled with less regulations governing the labour market and the product market in the US has induced firms to employ many less skilled workers. While popular, these explanations turn out to be difficult to prove empirically.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik).

Volume (Year): 219 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (February)
Pages: 49-66

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