Andrea, Canidio (2010): The determinants of long-run inequality.
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I explore the effect of skill-biased technological change on long-run inequality by building a model where the supply of skilled and unskilled workers, the cost of education, and credit rationing are endogenous. In the model, the existence of unequal steady states does not depend on the degree of technological skill bias, but on the credit market, the cost of education, and the growth rate of the economy. However, by building an appropriate measure of inequality, I show that when unequal steady states exist, economies with a higher technological skill bias have a greater long-run inequality. Therefore, the impact of skill-biased technological change on inequality may be permanent.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The determinants of long-run inequality|
|Keywords:||Endogenous Inequality; Skill Bias; Credit Rationing; Growth|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
|Depositing User:||Andrea Canidio|
|Date Deposited:||11. Jan 2011 21:03|
|Last Modified:||02. Mar 2013 14:08|
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