Tecnologia, commercio e disuguaglianze in Europa

Autore: Mario Pianta
In: Meridiana. 59-60, 2007
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Abstract

Technology, trade and inequality in Europe
Technological change and international trade have changed the structure of advanced economies, the patterns of demand for labour, the distribution between wages and profits and within wages, resulting in greater polarization and inequality. The article provides a review and original evidence on the mechanisms that have linked innovation and trade to inequality, considering the role of different technological strategies and patterns of international integration across industries. The increase of inequality is assessed in terms of the relative growth of wages and profits, on the polarization of the employment structure on the basis of skills, and on the polarization of wages.