Journal Article

The effect of imports on U.S. manufacturing wages


Abstract: U.S. imports of manufactured goods increased rapidly between 1975 and 1985. During the same period, real wages of U.S. manufacturing workers stagnated. The author investigates whether the increased competition from imports affected earnings within industries and contributed to the sluggish growth of aggregate manufacturing wages.

Keywords: International trade; Wages; Manufactures; Imports;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Quarterly Review

Publication Date: 1991

Volume: 16

Issue: Spr

Pages: 14-26