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The role of skills and tasks in changing employment trends and income inequality in Chile

Using decomposition methods, we analyse the role of the changing nature of work in explaining changes in employment, wage inequality, and job polarization in Chile from 1992 to 2017...

Wage inequality Polarization Skills
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Changes in occupations and their task content: Implications for employment and inequality in Argentina, 2003–19

The aim of this paper is to identify the scope and patterns of the structural transformation as evidenced by changes in occupations and their task content, and their impact on employment, earnings and income distribution in Argentina during the new m...

Skills Tasks Polarization
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Jobs, earnings, and routine-task occupational change in times of revolution: The Tunisian perspective

In this paper we investigate the links between wage inequality and the changing nature of jobs in a revolution context...

Routinization Wage inequality Tasks
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Evolution of wage inequality in India (1983–2017): The role of occupational task content

We examine data for urban workers in the non-agricultural sector across three decades, 1983–2017, and find that earnings inequality increased during 1983–2004, was largely stable during 2004–11, and decreased during 2011–17...

Skills Tasks Earnings inequality
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Polarization in the South African labour market: Economy-wide scenarios

Technical change impacts both the employment intensity of production and the composition of occupations and skills of employment...

Labour market Polarization Computable general equilibrium
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Implications of the changing nature of work for employment and inequality in Ghana

In this paper, we analyse the role of the changing nature of occupational employment and wages in explaining the trend in earnings inequality in Ghana between 2006 and 2017, a period in which there was a substantial transformation of the economy, wit...

Skills Tasks Occupations
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The global distribution of routine and non-routine work

Studies of the effects of technology and globalization on employment and inequality commonly assume that occupations are identical around the world in the job tasks they require...

De-routinization Economic development Global division of labour
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Wage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa

Earnings growth in South Africa displayed a U-shaped pattern across the earnings percentiles between 2000 and 2015, resembling wage polarization in the industrialized world...

Inequality Minimum wage Recentered influence function
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Labour market polarization in South Africa: A decomposition analysis

There is evidence from developed countries that technical change affects not only the employment intensity of production, but also the occupational composition of employment...

Decomposition Labour market Polarization
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