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Working Paper Number 28, Technology and the Demand for Skills: an Industry-Level Analysis, March 1999

This paper examines the effect of technological change on the relative demand for skilled workers across Canadian industries. Using data from a number of Canadian labour market surveys, the paper explores two questions: (1) has skill intensity risen across industries over the 1981-94 period; and (2) is biased technological change the main cause of the shift in demand toward skilled workers?

Date: 1999
Format: PDF
Catalogue number: C21-24/29-1999
ISBN: 0-662-64099-3

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