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Does Industrial Composition Matter for Wages? A Test of Search and Bargaining Theory
Does switching the composition of jobs between low-paying and high-paying industries have important effects on wages in other sectors? In this paper, we build on search and bargaining theory toExpand
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Cohort Patterns in Canadian Earnings: Assessing the Role of Skill Premia in Inequality Trends
This paper documents the pattern of change in age-earnings profiles across cohorts and evaluates its implications. Using synthetic cohorts from the Survey of Consumer Finances over the period 1971 toExpand
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Wages and Employment in the United States and Germany: What Explains the Differences?
Over the last 20 years the wage-education relationships in the United States and Germany have evolved very differently, while the education compositions of employment have evolved in a parallelExpand
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Changes in U.S. Wages, 1976–2000: Ongoing Skill Bias or Major Technological Change?
This article examines the determinants of changes in the U.S. wage structure from 1976 to 2000. Our main empirical observation is that changes in both the level of wages and the returns to skill overExpand
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Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized?
We use Census and Labour Force Survey (LFS) data for the period from 1971 to 2012 to investigate whether the Canadian wage and employment structures have polarized, that is, whether wages andExpand
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Differences in Wage Distributions Between Canada and the United States: An Application of a Flexible Estimator of Distribution Functions in the Presence of Covariates
We construct a tractable, flexible-functional-form estimator of cumulative distribution functions for non-negative random variables which admits large numbers of covariates. The estimator adopts andExpand
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A revised reference catalogue of galactic supernova remnants
This paper reviews observations made over recent years that have led to the identification of many new galactic supernova remnants (SNRs) and have clarified the nature of several objects that hadExpand
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CHANGES IN THE WORLD DISTRIBUTION OF OUTPUT PER WORKER, 1960-1998: HOW A STANDARD DECOMPOSITION TELLS AN UNORTHODOX STORY
Why have some countries done so much better than others over the recent past? In order to shed new light on this issue, this paper provides a decomposition of the change in the distribution ofExpand
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In Search of Labor Demand
We propose and estimate a novel specification of the labor demand curve incorporating search frictions and the role of entrepreneurs in new firm creation. Using city-industry variation over fourExpand
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Rising Income Inequality in the 1990s: An Exploration of Three Data Sources
This study investigates trends in family income inequality in the 1980s and 1990s, with particular attention paid to the recovery period of the 1990s.
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