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    Konstanz: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Konstanz
    Publication Date: 2013-05-22
    Description: According to empirical studies, the relation between the relative wage of skilled workers and their relative supply is U-shaped. This finding is explained by the effect of technological change on the incentives for humancapital investments made by heterogeneous individuals.
    Keywords: I21 ; J31 ; ddc:330 ; Wage inequality ; human-capital investment
    Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    Language: English
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    Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Description: The paper analyzes the effect of human-capital investments of heterogeneous individuals on the dynamics of the wage structure within a neoclassical growth model. The accumulation of physical capital changes relative factor prices and thus incentives to acquire skills, thereby altering the composition of the labor force. Without relying on exogenous shocks, our framework generates dynamics that resembles several important observations on wage inequality (e.g., the non-monotone evolution of the skill premium). Additional incorporation of wage rigidities emphasizes the trade off between residual wage inequality and employment opportunities for unskilled labor that is consistent with country-specific evidence.
    Keywords: I21 ; J31 ; O15 ; ddc:330 ; wage inequality ; human capital investment ; transitional adjustment dynamics ; skill-specific unemployment ; Lohnstruktur ; Qualifikation ; Bildungsinvestition ; Wachstumstheorie ; Investition ; Steady-State-Wachstum ; Theorie
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    Konstanz: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Konstanz
    Publication Date: 2013-05-22
    Description: The paper integrates human-capital investments of heterogeneous individuals into a neoclassical growth framework. The accumulation of physical capital changes relative factor prices and thus incentives to acquire skills, thereby altering the composition of the labor force. This interplay between the accumulation of human and physical capital provides a theoretical foundation for several important observations on wage inequality (e.g., the non-monotonic evolution of the skill premium) without having to hinge on specific exogenous shocks. Additional incorporation of wage rigidities emphasizes the trade off between residual wage inequality and employment opportunities for unskilled labor that is consistent with country-specific evidence.
    Keywords: I21 ; J31 ; O15 ; ddc:330 ; Wage inequality ; human-capital investment ; transitional adjustment dynamics
    Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    Language: English
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