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Can Skill-Biased Technological Change Compress Unemployment Rate Differentials Across Education Groups?

  • Decreuse, B.

Our aim is to explain why the pattern of relative unemployment rates by education groups was non monotonic in most of the OECD countries. In a two-sector matching model, a simple unexpected productivity shock biased against unskilled labor can replicate the observed dynamics. Effects of skill-biased shocks can be related to inequality in the distribution of wealth.

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Paper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 00a16.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:00a16
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