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dc.contributor.authorPekkarinen, Tuomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:04Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20295-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies how changes in the complexity of the firms' production technologies affectwage differences between and within tasks. In a production process where tasks arecomplementary, the employer may have an incentive to pay higher wages when using morecomplex technologies because the output of such processes is more effort-sensitive. We uselinked employer-employee data from the Finnish metal industry. These data providequantified information on the complexity of the tasks of individual workers. The averagecomplexity of the tasks in the firm is used as a proxy for the complexity of the productionprocess. We estimate the effect of the complexity of the production process on hourly wagesat different levels of complexity of the worker's own tasks and at different parts of theconditional wage distribution within tasks. We find that the complexity of the firm's productionprocess increases wages in all the tasks but that there are no significant differences in thiseffect across tasks. Finally, the effect of the complexity of the production process tends to bestronger at the high end of the conditional wage distribution within tasks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1060en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnological complexityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage inequalityen_US
dc.subject.stwFertigungstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwKomplexitätsmanagementen_US
dc.subject.stwAnforderungsprofilen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwMetallindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleComplex Production Processes and Wage Inequalityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn381657663en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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