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The Impact of Office Machinery and Computer Capital on the Demand for Heterogeneous Labour

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We study the impact of office and computing machinery (OCM) on the demands for workers with different educational levels. The empirical analysis relies on a system of demand equations that nests the translog, the generalised Leontief and the normalised quadratic specifications. Using panel data on 35 German industries, we find little evidence for a robust substitutability relationship between unskilled workers and OCM capital in manufacturing industries. In the non-manufacturing sector, however, we find some evidence for substitutability between OCM capital and unskilled workers.

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Martin Falk, Bertrand M. Koebel

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20159

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