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Biased technological change and employment reallocation

Zsófia L. Bárány and Christian Siegel

Labour Economics, 2020, vol. 67, issue C

Abstract: To study the drivers of the employment reallocation across sectors and occupations between 1960 and 2017 in the US we present a model where technology evolves at the sector-occupation cell level. Drawing on key equations of the production side we infer technologies directly from the data. We assess the magnitude of neutral, sector-, and occupation-specific components in technological change and study their consequences for labor market outcomes in general equilibrium where occupational choice and demands for sectoral outputs change endogenously with technology. Our findings indicate a major role for occupation-specific technological changes.

Keywords: Biased technological change; Structural change; Employment polarization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O41 O33 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101930

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