Trade-induced Skill Polarization

Grace W Gu, Samreen Malik, Dario Pozzoli, Vera Rocha

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Resumé

We study how wage gaps across skills and the skill distribution in an economy respond to trade integration. Using administrative data of Denmark (1995–2011), we find that trade has a negative effect on the wage gap between secondary and primary education and a positive effect on the wage gap between tertiary and secondary education. We also show that trade affects skill distribution and induces skill polarization: trade has a positive effect on both the mean and standard deviation of skills. Wage‐gap changes induced by trade shocks explain about 21%–30% of the effect of trade on skills.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEconomic Inquiry
Vol/bind58
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)241-259
Antal sider19
ISSN0095-2583
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2020

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Published online: 02 September 2019

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Gu, Grace W ; Malik, Samreen ; Pozzoli, Dario ; Rocha, Vera. / Trade-induced Skill Polarization. I: Economic Inquiry. 2020 ; Bind 58, Nr. 1. s. 241-259.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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