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Article: Sectoral shifts: impact on Hong Kong workers

TitleSectoral shifts: impact on Hong Kong workers
Authors
KeywordsStructural transformation
Inter-industry earnings
Earnings inequality
Unemployment
Issue Date1995
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/09638199.html
Citation
The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 1995, v. 4 n. 2, p. 135-152 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper documents the accelerating rate of economic transformation in Hong Kong during the 1980s and its impact on the labour market. Earnings in expanding sectors have risen faster than earnings in declining sectors. The magnitude of the effect, however, is small and variable. Sectoral shifts have also had negligible effects on aggregate unemployment and unemployment in declining sectors. It is found that the degree of earnings inequality has increased contemporaneously with the rising rate of economic transformation. The earnings of less well-educated workers have fallen relative to other workers. The earnings of elderly workers, however, have not fallen relative to other workers. The reallocation of labour from low-wage sectors to high-wage sectors has resulted in a substantial growth in earnings for most workers involved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48700
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.356
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.362

 

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dc.contributor.authorSuen, WCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T04:21:51Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-22T04:21:51Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 1995, v. 4 n. 2, p. 135-152en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0963-8199en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48700-
dc.description.abstractThis paper documents the accelerating rate of economic transformation in Hong Kong during the 1980s and its impact on the labour market. Earnings in expanding sectors have risen faster than earnings in declining sectors. The magnitude of the effect, however, is small and variable. Sectoral shifts have also had negligible effects on aggregate unemployment and unemployment in declining sectors. It is found that the degree of earnings inequality has increased contemporaneously with the rising rate of economic transformation. The earnings of less well-educated workers have fallen relative to other workers. The earnings of elderly workers, however, have not fallen relative to other workers. The reallocation of labour from low-wage sectors to high-wage sectors has resulted in a substantial growth in earnings for most workers involved.en_HK
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dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/09638199.htmlen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectStructural transformationen_HK
dc.subjectInter-industry earningsen_HK
dc.subjectEarnings inequalityen_HK
dc.subjectUnemploymenten_HK
dc.titleSectoral shifts: impact on Hong Kong workersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0963-8199&volume=4&issue=2&spage=135&epage=152&date=1995&atitle=Sectoral+shifts:+impact+on+Hong+Kong+workersen_HK
dc.identifier.emailSuen, WC: wsuen@econ.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09638199500000013en_HK
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