Job Polarization and Task-Biased Technological Change: Evidence from Sweden, 1975-2005

In this paper, we show that between 1975 and 2005, Sweden exhibited a pattern of job polarization with expansions of the highest-and lowest-paid jobs compared to middle-wage jobs. The most popular explanation for such a pattern is the hypothesis of task-biased technological change, where technologic...

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Volume: 117
Main Author: Adrian Adermon
Magnus Gustavsson
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: HOBOKEN Blackwell Publishing 01.07.2015
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published in: The Scandinavian journal of economics Vol. 117; no. 3; pp. 878 - 917
ORCID: 0000-0002-7062-4308
Data of publication: 20150701
ISSN: 0347-0520
EISSN: 1467-9442
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We are grateful to Per‐Anders Edin, Maarten Goos, Nils Gottfries, Mikael Lindahl, Martin Nybom, to three anonymous referees, and to seminar participants at Uppsala University, the 2010 UCLS workshop, and the 2011 National Conference of Swedish Economists for useful comments. We wish to thank Maarten Goos, Alan Manning, and Anna Salomons for providing some of the data used in this paper. Magnus Gustavsson acknowledges financial support from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.
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