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New Perspectives on the Decline of US Manufacturing Employment

Teresa Fort (), Justin Pierce () and Peter K. Schott

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2018, vol. 32, issue 2, 47-72

Abstract: We use relatively unexplored dimensions of US microdata to examine how US manufacturing employment has evolved across industries, firms, establishments, and regions. These data provide support for both trade- and technology-based explanations of the overall decline of employment over this period, while also highlighting the difficulties of estimating an overall contribution for each mechanism. Toward that end, we discuss how more careful analysis of these trends might yield sharper insights.

JEL-codes: E24 J21 J23 L60 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.32.2.47
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