Journal article

Non-Routine Tasks, Restructuring of Firms, and Wage Inequality Within and Between Skill-Groups

BP2-STS

  • 2005
Published in:
  • Journal of Economics. - Springer Science and Business Media LLC. - 2005, vol. 86, no. 3, p. 197-228
English This paper argues that endogenous restructuring processes within firms towards analytical and interactive non-routine tasks (like problem-solving and organizational activities, respectively), triggered by advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and rising supply of educated workers, are associated with an increase of wage inequality within education groups. We show that this may be accompanied by a decline or stagnation of between-group wage dispersion. The mechanisms proposed in this research are not only consistent with the evolution of the distribution of wages in advanced countries, but also with the evolution of task composition in firms and a frequently confirmed complementarity between skill-upgrading, new technologies and knowledge-based work organization.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales et du management
Department
Département d'économie politique
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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Open access status
green
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/323692
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