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The Long Run Bias Against Manual Workers in British Manufacturing 1920 – 1995
reportposted on 2009-05-15, 09:15 authored by Martin Hoskins
This paper presents quantitative estimates of the effects of technological change on the composition of manual and non-manual employment in manufacturing in the United Kingdom for the period 1921 – 1995. The paper separates the effects of relative wage change, biased technological change and changes in sectoral composition and calculates the upward pressure on relative pay exerted by biased technological change.