Skill-Biased Technological Change in Denmark: A Disaggregate Perspective

Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, Jan Rose Skaksen

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Skill-Biased Technological Change in Denmark:A Disaggregate Perspective@*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 variedconsiderably across industries, and traditionally large Danish industries have experiencedrelatively less SBTC. This may partly explain why wage inequality between skilled and lessskilled has risen less in Denmark than in other countries. We also find that SBTC has beenconcentrated in already skill-intensive industries. This contains important information aboutfuture labour requirements, as the relative importance of these industries must be expectedto grow, thereby reinforcing the shift in demand for skilled labour.JEL Classification: J24, J31, L6Keywords: skill-biased technological change, Danish industries
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedKøbenhavn
Antal sider19
StatusUdgivet - 2003

Emneord

  • Lønteori
  • Danmark
  • Social ulighed
  • Industrial relations
  • Faglærte arbejdere
  • Ufaglærte arbejdere
  • Teknologisk udvikling

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Skill-Biased Technological Change in Denmark : A Disaggregate Perspective. / Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Rose Skaksen, Jan.

København, 2003.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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