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A Note on Employment and Wage Polarization in the U.S

Fabio Cerina (), Alessio Moro and Michelle Rendall

Working Paper CRENoS from Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia

Abstract: We compare employment and wage polarization in the U.S. using different sample periods, occupations classification and the inclusion or not of agricultural occupations. We report two main findings. First, we show that employment polarization can emerge together or without wage polarization, depending on the sample period considered. Second, we show that removing agricultural occupations changes the timing of employment polarization, making it emerge earlier, and substantially increases the degree of both employment and wage polarization with respect to the case in which they are included in the sample.

Keywords: Employment Polarization; Wage Polarization; Agricultural Occupations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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