Explaining the Growing Inequality in Wages Across Skill Levels

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David Brauer

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Susan Hickok

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Abstract

This article investigates two prominent explanations - technology and trade - for growing wage inequality by educational attainment. The analysis indicates a prominent role for technological improvements and a modest but still significant role for increased competition from imports.

Keywords: wages, skill, technology, trade

JEL Classification: J31, O33

Suggested Citation

Brauer, David and Hickok, Susan, Explaining the Growing Inequality in Wages Across Skill Levels. Economic Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1029726

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Susan Hickok

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