Job Polarization, Job Tasks and the Role of Firms

Reprint No. 2016:35

Author(s): Fredrik HeymanYear: 2016 Title: Economics Letters Volume (No.): 145 (August) Pages: 246–251
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Using detailed Swedish matched employer–employee data, I show evidence of within-firm job polarization. Applying a decomposition framework, I find that both within-firm and between-firm components are important for overall job polarization. Results also indicate that the degree of routineness is the most important explanation for the observed within-firm pattern. Bringing the analysis down to the firm level seems to confirm the important role played by routine-biased technological change.

Heyman, Fredrik (2016), "Job Polarization, Job Tasks and the Role of Firms". Economics Letters 145(August), 246–251.

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