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Job polarization in the 2000s?

18 Feb

by John Schmitt

Real World Economics Review Blog, January 19, 2013 [Shortened by Sviluppo Felice]

In a recent post Dylan Matthews[1] takes a dim view of a new paper[2] on the role of technology in wage inequality. For us, proponents of the “job polarization” view of technological change provide no evidence that the framework actually works in the 2000s.

The lack of evidence for the 2000s supports our view that other policy-related factors are what is really driving inequality. We also think that if this purportedly unified framework doesn’t work well for the 2000s, that it is likely not helpful for earlier periods either. Continua a leggere

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