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Are skilled and unskilled labour complements or substitutes?

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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...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Dept. of Economics

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602450698
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