Skilled worker mobility and wage inequality

Anderson, Edward W. J. (2000) Skilled worker mobility and wage inequality. Discussion Paper. University of Sussex, UK, Brighton, UK.

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Models by Rosen (1981) and Tang and Wood (2000) predict that reductions in travel and communication costs increase wage inequality in developed countries, by raising the productivity and earnings of a small group of highly-skilled workers. Time-series analysis reveals that both the relative number and the relative incomes of international business travellers rose during the past decade. Cross-section analysis reveals that business travellers earn substantially more than other workers, controlling for observable human capital characteristics. These findings support the predictions of both models, and suggest that the effect has been large.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Globalisation and CSR
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Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2011 17:34
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:15

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