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dc.contributor.authorBorghans, Lexen_US
dc.contributor.authorter Weel, Basen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126657en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35305-
dc.description.abstractWe review the empirical literature about the implications of the computerization of the labor market to see whether it can explain observed computer adoption patterns and (long-term) changes in the wage structure. Evidence from empirical micro studies turns out to be inconsistent with macro studies that are based on CES production functions. We propose a micro foundation for the CES production function that allows for changes in the underlying structure. We adapt the macro model by incorporating computer skills, complementary skills and fixed costs for computer technology usage suggested by the micro literature. It turns out that fixed costs for computer technology usage explain different patterns of computer adoption and diffusion between several types of workers and countries; it also provides very plausible patterns of the timing of wage inequality and developments over time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3792en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage level of structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomputer technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology diffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwComputergestütztes Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwCES-Produktionsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the technology of computer technology diffusion: explaining computer adoption patterns and implications for the wage structureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584656750en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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