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The multi-dimensional nature of labour demand and skill biased technical change

Mellander, E. (2000) The multi-dimensional nature of labour demand and skill biased technical change. CEPDP (440). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

nvestigating the robustness of the skill-biased technological change hypothesis, this analysis incorporates two novel features. First, effective labor is modeled as the product of a quantity measure û number of employees with a given level of education û and a quality index, depending on, i.a., demographic characteristics and fields-of-study. Second, low-skilled labor is more disaggregated than in earlier studies. A fully specified structural model is used, containing demand equations for four categories of labor, two types of capital and intermediate goods. The empirical application covers 24 industries in the Swedish manufacturing sector 1985-1995. The skill-bias is further corroborated: it is confirmed although the specification of effective labor is supported. Substantial differences are, however, found among the low-skilled.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2000 E. Mellander
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008 18:33
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/20207

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