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Title:The Skill Structure of the Export Wage Premium: Evidence from German Manufacturing PDF Logo
Authors:Klein, Michael W
Moser, Christoph
Urban, Dieter M.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Firm Heterogeneity and Exports: Empirical Evidence C4-V1
Abstract:We find a significant export wage premium for higher-skilled workers and a significant export wage discount for lower-skilled workers, using a matched employer-employee data set for German manufacturing firms. Estimates suggest that up to one third of the overall skill premia is associated with exporting. These results imply that increasing trade contributes to widening wage inequality by skill level in manufacturing. But an increase in exports also diminishes wage discrimination due to gender or nationality. In this way, trade contributes to narrowing wage gaps and mitigates wage inequality in German manufacturing.
Subjects:exports
wages
wage inequality
wage discrimination
skill premia
linked employer-employee data
JEL:F16
J31
J70
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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