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Skill-biased Technical Change and the Relative Pay and Employment of Men and Women in the UK Economy 1971 – 1991

By Martin Hoskins


This paper presents quantitative estimates of the effects of technological change in industries and services on skill composition in the United Kingdom for four skill groups, for men and women separately for the period 1971 – 1991. The paper separates the effects of relative wage change, biased technological change and changes in sectoral composition and estimates the effect of biased technological change on relative pay

Topics: Skill change, United Kingdom, technological change, relative pay
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester
Year: 2005
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