Are skilled and unskilled labour complements or substitutes?
Using theoretical and empirical approaches, this thesis asks whether skilled and unskilled labour complement or substitute one another in production. We primarily investigate whether an increase in the proportion of workers with skills would raise or lower demand for those who remain unskilled. A secondary issue is the role of factor prices in labour demand.
To study the role of factor prices, we estimate labour demand elasticities and Alien elasticities of substitution between cap...Expand abstract
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- Behar, Alberto
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- The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky
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