This paper uses matched employee-employer LIAB data to provide panel estimates of the structure of labor demand in western Germany, 1993-2002, distinguishing between highly skilled, skilled, and unskilled labor and between the manufacturing and service sectors. Reflecting current preoccupations, our demand analysis seeks also to accommodate the impact of technology and trade in addition to wages. The bottom-line interests are to provide elasticities of the demand for unskilled (and other) labor that should assist in short-run policy design and to identify the extent of skill biases or otherwise in trade and technology.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Journal of Labor Research|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Strategy and Management