U.S. Wage Trends in the 1980s: The Role of International Factors

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Robert Z. Lawrence

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

International trade has had some impact on relative industry wages, but cannot explain widening wage differentials by education, skill, or occupation. Likewise, the slow growth of average wages during the 1980s cannot be explained by international trade.

Keywords: wages, trade, skill

JEL Classification: J31, F11

Suggested Citation

Lawrence, Robert Z., U.S. Wage Trends in the 1980s: The Role of International Factors. Economic Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1029659

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