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dc.contributor.advisorKatz, Lawrence F.
dc.contributor.authorTomb, Ian Alan
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T19:56:02Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationTomb, Ian Alan. 2014. Essays on the Economics of Wage Inequality. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11681en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274492
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation I examine changes in wage inequality in two chapters. In the first chapter, I examine the slowdown in the relative demand for college-educated labor in the U.S. since the early 1980s. A large literature suggests that this puzzling slowdown is primarily the result of non-monotone changes in the demand for skill, particularly since the mid-1990s, induced by the introduction of computers to the labor market. In these two essays, I develop a complementary result: I show that roughly 10-60% of the gap in the annual growth rates of the relative demand for college-educated workers between the 1963-1982 and 1982-2008 periods can be closed by adjusting for shifts in supply and demand within schooling groups; however, a slowdown in relative demand growth beginning in 1993, well-documented in the literature and potentially-related to recent technological changes, remains pronounced across all specifications.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.titleEssays on the Economics of Wage Inequalityen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorTomb, Ian Alan
dc.date.available2014-06-06T19:56:02Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGlaeser, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCole, Shawnen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedTomb, Ian Alan


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