Skill Upgrading and Exports
24 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Date Written: July 12, 2013
This paper analyzes the effects of international trade on the relative demand for skilled workers in Italian local labor markets. We find that exports cause a sizable skill upgrading in the labor force by increasing the average level of education of the workforce and the share of white-collars workers.
Keywords: international trade, labor demand, schooling, skill composition
JEL Classification: F12, J23, J24
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