This paper investigates the increase in the relative demand for nonmanual workers using a large panel of Italian manufacturing firms over the 1990s. The results indicate that within-firm skill upgrading was the main determinant of this increase, with hightech firms playing a leading role in this process. By contrast, between-firm employment shifts have reduced the relative demand for skills. Firm-level skill upgrading took place on both the extensive margin (employment) and the intensive margin (hours worked), and is significantly related to investment in computers and R&D.

Manasse, P., Stanca, L. (2006). Working on the train: trade, technology and wages in Italian manufacturing. RIVISTA DI POLITICA ECONOMICA, 96(5-6), 279-307.

Working on the train: trade, technology and wages in Italian manufacturing

STANCA, LUCA MATTEO
2006

Abstract

This paper investigates the increase in the relative demand for nonmanual workers using a large panel of Italian manufacturing firms over the 1990s. The results indicate that within-firm skill upgrading was the main determinant of this increase, with hightech firms playing a leading role in this process. By contrast, between-firm employment shifts have reduced the relative demand for skills. Firm-level skill upgrading took place on both the extensive margin (employment) and the intensive margin (hours worked), and is significantly related to investment in computers and R&D.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Wages, Technology, Trade
English
279
307
Manasse, P., Stanca, L. (2006). Working on the train: trade, technology and wages in Italian manufacturing. RIVISTA DI POLITICA ECONOMICA, 96(5-6), 279-307.
Manasse, P; Stanca, L
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