Skill-Based Technical Change

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dc.contributor.author Sanders, Mark, Bas ter Weel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-30
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-30T09:46:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-30T09:46:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-30
dc.identifier.isbn 8778730929
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8079
dc.description.abstract The structure of wages and employment has shifted against the low-skilled in many OECD countries over the last decade. Many authors have attributed this shift to the impact of new technologies, and or technical change in general. This paper investigates and structures the growing body of literature on skill-biased technical change (SBTC) by first presenting a model in which SBTC is formalised and decomposed into factor and sector biases of technical change. We show that as we go down to the job level the scope for pure within unit-skill bias decreases and between-unit effects explain the within-unit effects detected at higher aggregation levels. Second, we address some potential sources of skill bias, which are learning, R&D, human capital formation, organisational change and the introduction of new general purpose technologies. Finally we present some conceptual and practical problems we encounter when studying SBTC empirically. We conclude with a survey of selected empirical literature on the subject and discuss the results in light of the empirical and theoretical problems pointed out above. en_US
dc.format.extent 84 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID;00-8
dc.subject.other Technical change, skill, learning en_US
dc.title Skill-Based Technical Change en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt10jun30 siso en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Innovation og Organisationsøkonomi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INO en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INO en_US
dc.idnumber 8778730929 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2000 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Theoretical Concepts, Empirical Problems and a Survey of the Evidence en_US


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