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The Causes and Consequences of Changing Income Inequality: W(h)ither the Debate?

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  • Blanchflower, D.
  • Slaughter, M.

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The paper attempts to synthesize the research to date on the contribution of international trade to rising income inequality in the US and to other labour-market developments in other countries. Our basic conclusion is that despite using very different methodologies, on balance most labour and trade economists have arrived at the same broad conclusion that trade has contributed only A RELATIVELY SMALL SHARE OF RISING US INCOME INEQUALITY ACROSS SKILL GROUPS.

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  • Blanchflower, D. & Slaughter, M., 1998. "The Causes and Consequences of Changing Income Inequality: W(h)ither the Debate?," Papers 27, Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cepies:27
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    Keywords

    TRADE ; LABOUR MARKET ; INCOME;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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