Economic Policy Review

Explaining the Growing Inequality in Wages across Skill Levels

January 1995Volume 1, Number 1
JEL classification: J31, O33

Authors: David A. Brauer and Susan Hickok

This article investigates two prominent explanations—technology and trade—for growing wage inequality by educational attainment. The analysis indicates a prominent role for technological improvements and a modest but still significant role for increased competition from imports.

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