This paper studies the interlinked relationship between globalization and technological upgrading in affecting employment and wages of skilled and unskilled workers in a middle income developing country. It exploits a unique longitudinal firm-level database that covers all manufacturing firms in Turkey over the 1992–2001 period. Turkey is taken as an example of a developing economy that, in that period, had been technologically advancing and becoming increasingly integrated with the world market. The empirical analysis is performed at firm level within a dynamic framework using a model that depicts the employment and wage trends for skilled and unskilled workers separately. In particular, the System Generalized Method of Moments (GMM-SYS) procedure is applied to a panel dataset of about 15,000 firms. Our results confirm the theoretical expectation that developing countries face the phenomena of skill-biased technological change and skill-enhancing trade, both leading to increasing the employment and wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. In particular, a strong evidence of a relative skill bias emerges: both domestic and imported technologies increase the relative demand for skilled workers more than the demand for the unskilled. “Learning by exporting” also appears to have a relative skill- biased impact, while FDI imply an absolute skill bias.
Meschi, E., Taymaz, E., & Vivarelli, M. (2016). Globalization, technological change and labor demand: a firm-level analysis for Turkey. REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS, 152(4), 655-680.
|Citazione:||Meschi, E., Taymaz, E., & Vivarelli, M. (2016). Globalization, technological change and labor demand: a firm-level analysis for Turkey. REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS, 152(4), 655-680.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Globalization, technological change and labor demand: a firm-level analysis for Turkey|
|Autori:||Meschi, E; Taymaz, E; Vivarelli, M|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10290-016-0256-y|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|