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U.S. wage trends in the 1980s: the role of international factors


Abstract: International trade has had some impact on relative industry wages, but cannot explain widening wage differentials by education, skill, or occupation. Likewise, the slow growth of average wages during the 1980s cannot be explained by international trade.

Keywords: International trade; Labor productivity; Wages;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Economic Policy Review

Issue: Jan

Pages: 18-25

Order Number: v. 1. no. 1