Explaining Job Polarization: Routine-Biased Technological Change and Offshoring
AbstractThis paper documents the pervasiveness of job polarization in 16 Western European countries over the period 1993-2010. It then develops and estimates a framework to explain job polarization using routine-biased technological change and offshoring. This model can explain much of both total job polarization and the split into within-industry and between-industry components.
CitationGoos, Maarten, Alan Manning, and Anna Salomons. 2014. "Explaining Job Polarization: Routine-Biased Technological Change and Offshoring." American Economic Review, 104 (8): 2509-26. DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.8.2509
- J21 Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J23 Labor Demand
- J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- M55 Personnel Economics: Labor Contracting Devices
- O33 Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes