Replication data for: Do Technological Improvements in the Manufacturing Sector Raise or Lower Employment?
- Chang, Yongsung
- Hong, Jay H.
AbstractWe find that technology's effect on employment varies greatly across manufacturing industries. Some industries exhibit a temporary reduction in employment in response to a permanent increase in TFP, whereas many more industries exhibit an employment increase in response to a permanent TFP shock. This raises serious questions about existing work that finds a labor productivity shock has a strong negative effect on employment. There are tantalizing and interesting differences between TFP and labor productivity. We argue that TFP is a more natural measure of technology because labor productivity reflects shifts in the input mix as well as in technology.
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DOI: 10.1257/000282806776157687 (Text)
Chang, Yongsung, and Jay H Hong. “Do Technological Improvements in the Manufacturing Sector Raise or Lower Employment?” American Economic Review 96, no. 1 (February 2006): 352–68. https://doi.org/10.1257/000282806776157687.
- ID: 10.1257/000282806776157687 (DOI)
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