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Technology and the Wage Structure
This paper reports direct evidence on how recent changes in technology are related to changes in wage gaps by schooling, experience, and gender. Wage gaps by schooling in the full-year 1979 and 1989 Current Population Surveys increased the most in industries with rising R&D intensity and accelerating growth in the capital-labor ratio. Estimates of the impact of hightech capital are mixed, with wage gaps increasing the most in industries that were high-techcapital intensive in 1979 anddoi:10.3386/w5534 fatcat:wbvyam6e7vdufixkqnvunt5le4