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The effect of routine-biased technical change on wage inequality

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dc.contributor.author Hidalgo-Pérez, Manuel A.
dc.contributor.author Molinari, Benedetto
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-16T11:25:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-16T11:25:09Z
dc.date.issued 2022-02
dc.identifier.citation Hidalgo-Pérez M.A., Molinari B. (2021), The effect of routine-biased technical change on wage inequality, Sinappsi, XI, n.3, pp.60-73 <https://oa.inapp.org/xmlui/handle/20.500.12916/3452> it_IT
dc.identifier.issn 2532-8549 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2611-6332 (online)
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.53223/Sinappsi_2021-03-4
dc.identifier.uri https://oa.inapp.org/xmlui/handle/20.500.12916/3452
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes the relationship between technology and wage inequality by using systematic data on the U.S. labor market during the 1990s. We focus on the technical change allowing automated machines to replace human labor in some occupational tasks previously performed by workers. By using the results established in the literature, we classify occupational tasks as technology-neutral, technology-substitute and technology-complementary. By clustering workers according to the tasks performed on duty, we show that variations in the prices of technologycomplementary tasks explained the observed increase in residual wage inequality in the upper echelon of the wage distribution, whereas variations in the prices of technology-substitute tasks explained the observed reduction of wage inequality in the bottom echelon of the wage distribution. These results conform with the thesis that one of the effects of routine-biased technical change is to hollowing-out the wage distribution. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Inapp it_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sinappsi;3/2021
dc.subject Automazione it_IT
dc.subject Disuguaglianza salariale it_IT
dc.subject Innovazione tecnologica it_IT
dc.title The effect of routine-biased technical change on wage inequality it_IT
dc.type Article it_IT
dc.type.relation Article;Sinappsi


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