Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21402
Authors: 
Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj
Skaksen, Jan Rose
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 752
Abstract: 
In this paper, we provide an industry-level analysis of skill-biased technological change (SBTC) in Denmark over the last two decades. The analysis shows that SBTC has varied considerably across industries, and traditionally large Danish industries have experienced relatively less SBTC. This may partly explain why wage inequality between skilled and less skilled has risen less in Denmark than in other countries. We also find that SBTC has been concentrated in already skill-intensive industries. This contains important information about future labour requirements, as the relative importance of these industries must be expected to grow, thereby reinforcing the shift in demand for skilled labour.
Subjects: 
skill-biased technological change
Danish industries
JEL: 
J24
L6
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
744.59 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.