Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Trade Union Institute for Economic Research

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

Pär Hansson
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Pär Hansson: Trade Union Institute for Economic Research, Postal: FIEF, Wallingatan 38, S-111 24 Stockholm, Sweden

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

JEL-codes: F11; J21; O33

27 pages, March 15, 1996

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