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Wage Inequality and Segregation by Skill

Michael Kremer () and Eric Maskin

No 5718, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Evidence from the US, Britain, and France suggests that recent growth in wage inequality has been accompanied by greater segregation of high- and low-skill workers into separate firms. A model in which workers of different skill-levels are imperfect substitutes can simultaneously account for these increases in segregation and inequality either through technological change, or, more parsimoniously, through observed changes in the skill-distribution

JEL-codes: D30 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996-08
Note: LS EFG
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