Skill-Biased Technological Change and Wage Inequality : Evidence From a Plant Retooling

  title={Skill-Biased Technological Change and Wage Inequality : Evidence From a Plant Retooling},
  author={Roberto M. Fernandez and A P Sloan},
One of the most popular explanations of the increased wage inequality that has occurred since the late 1970s is that technological change has resulted in a downward shift in the demand for low-skill workers. Such a pattern is also alleged to account for the growth in racial inequality in wages that has been observed over the same period. This paper reports on a case study of the retooling of a food processing plant. Using a unique, longitudinal, multimethod design, we study the nature of the… CONTINUE READING


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