Jobs for the skilled: how technology, trade, and domestic demand changed the structure of UK employment, 1979-90
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Jobs for the skilled: how technology, trade, and domestic demand changed the structure of UK employment, 1979-90. OXFORD ECONOMIC PAPERS-NEW SERIES, 53 (1). pp. 20-46. ISSN 0030-7653Full text not available from this repository.
A new method is developed for allocating the changing use of skills among final demand growth, trade and technological change. In a multi-sector framework the skills content of intermediate and capital goods purchased is captured through input-output data. Technological change is measured through the changing use of labour, within the sector and in its purchased inputs. Three skill revels are identified from detailed occupations. Domestic demand growth (employment-creating) and technological change (labour-saving) both show marked skill bias. The effects of trade are small, Most strikingly, the services sector generates high-skilled even more than low-skilled jobs, and new employment through supply chains.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||OXFORD ECONOMIC PAPERS-NEW SERIES|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||27|
|Page Range:||pp. 20-46|
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