Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24431
Authors: 
Jacobebbinghaus, Peter
Zwick, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 01-12
Abstract: 
The literature on skill-biased technological change concentrates on highly skilled and unskilled employees. It is unclear, however, if the employment opportunities of the majority of the labour force in Germany-employees with a degree from the dual apprenticeship system-increase or not. In addition, estimation and data problems are addressed in a topical and rich data set. The paper shows that innovation expenditures and investments in information and communication technologies lead to lower medium skilled employee shares, whereas other investments lead to higher shares.
Subjects: 
Dual apprenticeship system
qualification demand
innovation
CLAD
SCLS
JEL: 
O32
C24
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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