Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46996
Authors: 
Kopp, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 862
Abstract: 
Skill-biased technical change is identified as the driving force behind the changing skill composition in OECD countries rather than structural change. The finding is partly the result of the sectoral view taken. This paper suggests a different view which uses the production process as a starting point. The economy is divided into physica production, personal services, and intermediate services; these branches are again subdivided. Applying the resulting grid to German data from the Socio-economic Panel shows that a structural change in the production process is driving the skill composition of the German labor force.
JEL: 
E24
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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