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The Evolution of the Labor Share across Developed Countries

Roberto Pinheiro () and Meifeng Yang

Economic Commentary, 2018, No 08

Abstract: In most developed countries, the share of output accruing to labor has declined over the last 20 years. However, the underlying reasons for the decrease may have differed in the United States and other developed countries. In this Commentary, we examine some of the explanations economists have proposed for the decline in the labor share and discuss how well these explanations account for the decline across developed countries.

Keywords: Labor; compensation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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