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Educational attainment, labour market institutions, and the structure of production

Nickell, Stephen J, Redding, Stephen and Swaffield, Joanna (2002) Educational attainment, labour market institutions, and the structure of production. . London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK.

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A key feature of OECD economic growth since the early 1970s has been the secular decline in manufacturing’s share of GDP and the secular rise of service sectors. This paper examines the role played by relative prices, technology, factor endowments, and labour market institutions in the process of ‘de- industrialization.’ We find a statistically significant and quantitatively important effect of levels of educational attainment. Furthermore, the production structure responds differently to the educational attainment of men and women. Finally, countries with stronger levels of employment protection are shown to adjust more slowly to changes in prices, technology, and factor endowments.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2002 S. Nickell, S. Redding and J. Swaffield
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development
F - International Economics > F0 - General
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2008 10:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:28

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