The Increasing Demand for Skilled Workers in Australia: The Role of Technical Change

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The Increasing Demand for Skilled Workers in Australia: The Role of Technical Change by Craig de Laine, Patrick Laplagne and Susan Stone was released on 12 September 2000. The paper examines how technological change has affected the demand for skilled workers. Also see:

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Cover, Copyright, Contents, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations and explanations, Key Findings, Overview

1 Introduction
1.1 Rationale for the study
1.2 Labour market environment
1.3 Paper outline

2 Theory and Trends
2.1 Theoretical background
2.2 The shift towards high skilled employment
2.3 Possible explanations for the shift towards high skilled employment
2.4 Summary

3 Methodology and data
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Technological change or computers?
3.3 Dataset

4 Decomposition of the change in the employment share of high skilled workers
4.1 Economywide decomposition
4.2 Sectoral decomposition
4.3 Summary

5 High skilled labour and technical change
5.1 Manufacturing
5.2 Economywide
5.3 Conclusion

6 Conclusions

A Data sources and series construction
A.1 Industry classification concordance
A.2 Occupational concordance
A.3 Employment
A.4 Total wage bill
A.5 Trade
A.6 Capital stock
A.7 Value added
A.8 Research and Development
A.9 Descriptive statistics for selected variables

B Decomposition analysis
B.1 Decomposition methodology
B.2 Sector and industry contributions to economywide effects
B.3 Industry contributions to the sectoral gender effects

C Theoretical framework
C.1 Derivation of estimating equations
C.2 Approaches to estimation

D Detailed econometric results
D.1 Manufacturing
D.2 Economywide
D.3 Conclusion