Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128705
Authors: 
Egger, Peter
Stehrer, Robert
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
WIFO Working Papers 151
Abstract: 
The paper analyses the effects of international fragmentation in terms of intermediate goods trade on the dynamics of skill-specific real wage bills in manufacturing of three Central and East European countries (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic). Both intermediate goods exports and imports of the CEECs exhibit a positive impact on the unskilled workers' wage bill. Since 1993, intermediate goods trade with the European Union alone has accounted for a reduction of about 58 per cent of the predicted annual change in the skilled-to-unskilled wage bill ratio in Hungary's manufacturing. The corresponding contribution was 31 per cent in the Czech Republic and 30 per cent in Poland.
Subjects: 
international outsourcing
wage effects
panel econometrics
JEL: 
C33
F14
F15
F16
F40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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