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The effect of information technology on wage inequality

The effect of information technology on wage inequality

evidence from Indian manufacturing sector

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Published by Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram .
Written in English


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StatementVinoj Abraham
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p.
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25079952M
LC Control Number2011350567


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Technology and the Recent Changes in Wage Inequality There is general agreement among economists that technical change in the United States and the OECD over the past 60 years, or even over the past century, has been skill-biased. The role technology plays in income and wealth inequality is complex and contested.

Technology is a key driver of aggregate The effect of information technology on wage inequality book growth, through productivity improvements, but its contribution to economic growth varies greatly across countries.

Technology can also be a driver of income and wealth inequality because of its skills-bias nature and because innovators can capture high rents. Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this. The inequality of badly-run or corrupt states is boosted by the power of technology – but it’s also easier than ever to destabilise these states, thanks to technology.

The Minimum Wage and Inequality – The Effects of Education and Technology Zsofia L. B´ ar´ any´ ∗ This version: Febru Abstract: While there has been intense debate in the empirical literature about the effects of minimum wages on inequality in the US, its general equilibrium effects have been given little attention.

“One of the largest and most prominent debates in social sciences is the role of technology in inequality,” says David Grusky, director of Stanford’s Center on Poverty and : David Rotman. While it is tempting to name technology as one of the main culprits for the rise in inequality, blaming technology is merely an excuse to abdicate responsibility.

Technology does not cause income disparity, but enables increased efficiency and wealth creation. Determining the Effect of the Minimum Wage on Income Inequality Abstract Many recent studies have shown a significant increase to income inequality since the s.

One of the proposed methods for fixing this trend is to increase the minimum wage, since this policy would help those at the low end of the income spectrum to see economic growth.

THE IMPACT OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION ON LABOUR MARKETS AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION since the s, it has remained constant or declined in some other developed countries, such as France, Italy and Japan. Among developing regions, there have been varying trends in wage inequality over the past few decades.

Of course, circumstances are different today. Information technology automates the work of white-collar jobs and the pace of change is faster. But the key challenge facing the workforce is the same as in the past. Both then and now, in order to implement major new technologies.

The paper examines the relationship between the rapid pace of trade and financial globalization and the rise in income inequality observed in most countries over the past two decades.

Using a newly compiled panel of 51 countries over a year period from tothe paper reports estimates that support a greater impact of technological progress than globalization on by:   "How Pay Inequality Affects the Bottom Line." New Wharton research shows that workers at the middle and bottom of the wage scale felt the largest negative effects from the erosion of.

Even if income inequality continues to increase in the short run, as I believe is likely, there exists a plausible and more distant future in which we are mostly much better off and more equal. (Smith ), current concerns about the effects of technology are re-markably similar to those of nearly 2 centuries ago.

Foremost among these concerns, and the subject of a growing body of research by labor economists, is the relationship between technology and wage inequality.

A series of studies over the past 15 years has documentedFile Size: KB. The Effects of Technological Change on Earnings and Income Inequality inthe United States McKinley L. Blackburn, David E. Bloom. NBER Working Paper No. (Also Reprint No. r) Issued in August NBER Program(s):Labor Studies.

This paper explores the relationship between technological change and inequality in the U.S. since the late 's. The Minimum Wage and Inequality – The Effects of Education and Technology Zsofia L. B´ ar´ any´ This version: Febru Abstract: While there has been intense debate in the empirical literature about the effects of minimum wages on inequality in the US, its general equilibrium effects have been given little Size: KB.

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die Why society might be more stable if we had more poverty and less inequality.

By Sean Author: Sean Illing. “The Race Between Education and Technology will stand as the definitive treatment of changes in income distribution and their causes, as well as of possible countervailing policies towards rising inequality. This is empirical economic scholarship at its finest.”Cited by: Additionally, it shows that a greater permeation of technology throughout particular workplace environments increases the effect of information technology on skilled labor employment.

Evidence of an association between technological change and wage inequality can also be observed for other advanced by: According to a report released on the eve of the Davos meeting, 4 out of 5 dollars of the increase in global wealth in accrued to the top 1 percent.

In the cauldron of political debate, much of the blame for the rise in inequality is heaped on globalization—often from both ends of the political : Zia Qureshi. This paper analyses the effects of innate ability, compulsory education (grades 1–9), and non-compulsory education (grades 10–12 and higher education) on inequality and intergenerational mobility of income, by constructing a four-period overlapping-generation model.

We find that innate ability and family investment in early education play Cited by: They will claim they are against inequality while quietly promoting a rebranded version of it. The case for greater equality is not just the reverse of the case against income and wealth inequality.

Gaining greater equality has a set of particular positive effects on a society that we can call “the equality effect.”. Identification of the causal effect of income inequality on aggregate output is complicated by the endogeneity of the former variable. Income inequality may be affected by countries' GDP per capita as well as other variables related to deep-rooted differences in countries' geography and Size: KB.

Using newly available income- and consumption-based data, our research shows that inequality—as measured, for example, by the widely used Gini coefficient—has risen over the past two decades in most regions, such as developing Asia, emerging Europe, Latin America, and the newly industrialized economies of Asia, as well as in the advanced.

In the past 30 years, wage inequality has increased steeply while real minimum wages have fallen. This paper demonstrates that a general equilibrium model with endogenous skill choice is required to correctly evaluate the implications of minimum wage changes.

The minimum wage not only truncates the wage distribution but also affects skill prices and therefore changes the incentives that people Cited by: 5.

Lee () presents a detailed cross-state evaluation of the effect of the minimum wage on overall wage inequality and con- cludes that the fall in the real minimum wage can explain nearly all the.

income inequality only after a fairly long time lag (ibid). In addition, both spending and the financing of spending can affect income inequality, and the two effects could in theory either reinforce or counteract each other. It is often argued that theCited by:   Further, income inequality and the ratio of CEO pay to average US worker wage have been cited in at least one shareholder proposal requesting supplemental reporting on the CEO to employee pay ratio and an explanation from the company regarding whether broad-based layoffs or pay cuts warrant changes to executive pay.

“Knowledge, learning, information, and skilled intelligence are the new raw materials of international commerce,” the Department of Education worried inconcluding that—on this score—the United States was falling dangerously behind its peers.

Technology and inequality. But the economy grew even faster — 83 percent per capita — from towhen inequality declined when measured as the share of national income going to. Inthe ratio between the income of the top and bottom 20 percent of the world's population was three to one.

Byit was eighty-six to one. A study titled "Divided we Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sought to explain the causes for this rising inequality by investigating economic inequality in OECD.

Effects of inequality researchers have found include higher rates of health and social problems, and lower rates of social goods, a lower population-wide satisfaction and happiness and even a lower level of economic growth when human capital is neglected for high-end consumption.

Above all, we should be able to predict the effects of income inequality on economic growth, which was the topic of my doctoral tical research shows that this effect can go in both directions, that is, from inequality to growth and vice versa (see Chapter for more details).

We have rather solid empirical evidence showing that income inequality and gross domestic product Author: Tuomas Malinen. Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven manner among a population. Income disparities are so pronounced that America’s top 10 percent now average more than nine times as much income as the bottom 90 percent, according to data analyzed by UC Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez.

increase in inequality in the bottom half, and 7 percent of the rise in inequality at the top half of the wage distribution.

JEL-Classification: E24, E65, J31 Keywords: Minimum wage, education, technology, wage inequality This paper was produced as part of the Centre’s Macro Programme.

The Centre for. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?Author: David Rotman. A universal basic income is a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum income.

It is also called a citizen’s income, guaranteed minimum income, or basic income. The intention behind the payment is to provide enough to cover the basic cost of living and provide financial security.

The concept has regained popularity as a way. In the United States, the top 10% receive more than 50% of total income. Inequality has grown thanks to outsourcing and companies replacing workers with technology. The United States could improve income inequality with employment training and investing in education.

Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective Prepared by Era Dabla-Norris, Kalpana Kochhar, Frantisek Ricka, Nujin Suphaphiphat, and Evridiki Tsounta (with contributions from Preya Sharma and Veronique Salins)1 Authorized for distribution by Siddharh Tiwari June JEL Classification Numbers: D63, D31,H23,Cited by: s & s.

The duration between these two periods recognized the gender effects in different studies. Hearn & Parkin () emphasized on female issue in those organizations who are dominated by male. Economic Forum of the world describes Gender inequality “no country in the world has yet managed to eliminate the gender.

Trade, Technology, and Wage Inequality Gordon H. Hanson, Ann Harrison. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in May NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment Program In Mexico during the s, the wages of more-educated, more- experienced workers rose relative to those of less-educated, less- experienced workers.

Information technology, workplace organization and the demand for skilled labor: Firm-level evidence. Quarterly Journal of Economics (February): Card, David, and John E. DiNardo. Skill-biased technological change and rising wage inequality: Some problems and puzzles.

Journal of Labor Econom no. 4.the effects of innovation on income inequality in China. We use an instrumental variables model and apply it to panel data on Chinese provinces over the period to For our measure of income inequality, we focus on the inequality of income between urban and rural residents, the main source of China’s income inequality (Lu and Chen Cited by: 3.Data and research on social and welfare issues including families and children, gender equality, GINI coefficient, well-being, poverty reduction, human capital and inequality., Evidence on income distribution and poverty in OECD countries since the mids, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.