Research Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
Trade, Employment and Wages in Sweden 1975-93
Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of import competition
on employment and wages in the Swedish manufacturing sector during 1975-93.
Labour is divided into production and non-production workers respectively.
The results show that import competition had a significant negative effect
on the employment of both labour groups. The effect was larger for
non-production workers than for production workers. Non-production worker
real wages were not affected at all by import competition, while it had a
negative effect on production worker real wages. Technological change had a
significant negative effect on employment for both labour groups, and a
positive effect on the real wage for non-production workers.
Keywords: Import competition; Employment; Wages; Technology; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J31; O33; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, April 1, 2000
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