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No 131:
Trade, Technology and Changes in Employment of Skilled Labour in Swedish Manufacturing

Pär Hansson

Abstract: The paper investigates the shift in demand towards more skilled labour in Swedish manufacturing during the last two decades. Two competing hypotheses to explain this shift are examined: skilled-biased technical change and increased international competition.

Keywords: skilled labour; skilled-biased technical change; international competition; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: F11; J21; O33; (follow links to similar papers)

27 pages, March 15, 1996

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Hansson, Pär, (1997), 'Trade, Technology and Changes in Employment of Skilled Labour in Swedish Manufacturing' in Fagerberg, Jan, Pär Hansson, Lars Lundberg and Arne Melchior (eds.) Technology and International Trade, chapter 12, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-85898-528-5.



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