Innovation, wages, and polarization in China / Belton M. Fleisher (Ohio State University, Hunan University and IZA), William H. McGuire (University of Washington Tacoma), Yaqin Su (Hunan University), Min Qiang Zhao (WISE, Xiamen University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFleisher, Belton M. ; McGuire, William ; Su, Yaqin ; Zhao, Min Qiang
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11569
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Using data from CHIPS 1995-2013, we find polarization of employment from middleincome Skilled jobs to work in the Unskilled and Self-Employment job categories. This redistribution of employment is consistent with the automation of routine noncognitive tasks in the skilled sector as analyzed in a number of papers on advanced economies and some work on the Chinese economy. While the Unskilled and Self-Employment jobs remain below median income, the redistribution of employment has not been associated with a commensurate polarization of labor income. We find no evidence of polarization of either employment or income at the upper end of the job-skill spectrum.