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dc.contributor.authorSørensen, Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkaksen, Jan Roseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:06Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:06Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20829-
dc.description.abstractRelative wages have been remarkably rigid for the last two decades in Danish manufacturing despite large shifts in relative employment from unskilled labor towards skilled and educated labor. Assuming capital-skill complementarity and fixed relative wages as a consequence of labor market institutions, we argue that skill upgrading is more pronounced during downturns than upturns. This prediction is supported by a high positive and significant correlationbetween changes in relative employment of skilled labor and changes in the unemployment rate. Furthermore, we show that international outsourcing has played an important role in explaining the shift in relative labor demand.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonn-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x664en_US
dc.subject.jelO39en_US
dc.subject.jelF02en_US
dc.subject.jelE32en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordrigid relative wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill upgradingen_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness cycleen_US
dc.subject.keywordoutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill biased technological changesen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnrigiditäten_US
dc.subject.stwFacharbeiteren_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwKonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwOutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleSkill Upgrading and Rigid Relative Wages: The Case of Danish Manufacturingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn360820042en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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