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The Long Run Bias Against Manual Workers in British Manufacturing 1920 – 1995

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  • Martin Hoskins

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This paper presents quantitative estimates of the effects of technological change on the composition of manual and non-manual employment in manufacturing in the United Kingdom for the period 1921 – 1995. The paper separates the effects of relative wage change, biased technological change and changes in sectoral composition and calculates the upward pressure on relative pay exerted by biased technological change.

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  • Martin Hoskins, 2005. "The Long Run Bias Against Manual Workers in British Manufacturing 1920 – 1995," Discussion Papers in Economics 05/31, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  • Handle: RePEc:lec:leecon:05/31
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    Keywords

    Skill change; United Kingdom; technological change; sectoral composition;

    JEL classification:

    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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