Skill Bias Magnified : Intersectoral Linkages and White-Collar Labor Demand in U . S . Manufacturing

  title={Skill Bias Magnified : Intersectoral Linkages and White-Collar Labor Demand in U . S . Manufacturing},
  author={Nico Voigtlaender},
This paper presents a novel stylized fact and analyzes its contribution to the skill bias of technical change in U.S. manufacturing. The share of skilled labor embedded in intermediate inputs correlates strongly with the skill share employed in final production. This finding points towards an intersectoral technology-skill complementarity (ITSC). Together with input-output linkages, the observed complementarity delivers a multiplier that reinforces skill demand along the production chain… CONTINUE READING


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