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The Role of Manufacturing-specific Technology in Determining the Composition of Hours Worked in Korea


  • Bae-Geun Kim
  • Kwang Hwan Kim


This paper investigates the role of manufacturing-specific and neutral technological changes in explaining the dramatic shift in hours worked from the manufacturing toward the service sector. The finding is that manufacturing-specific technological changes are the main contributor to the shift in hours worked while neutral technological changes seem to play only a minor role in explaining it.

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  • Bae-Geun Kim & Kwang Hwan Kim, 2010. "The Role of Manufacturing-specific Technology in Determining the Composition of Hours Worked in Korea," Global Economic Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 197-214.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:glecrv:v:39:y:2010:i:2:p:197-214
    DOI: 10.1080/1226508X.2010.483838

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