De-routinization of Jobs and Polarization of Earnings – Evidence from 35 Countries

Maximilian Longmuir (Freie Universität Berlin), Carsten Schroeder (Freie Universität Berlin and Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin), Matteo Targa (Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin)

A large portion of the recent labor market literature has focused on the dynamics of labor demand and supply at the occupational level. A most influential explanation for job polarization has been proposed by Autor et al. (2003) and is commonly known as the Routine-Biased Technological Change (RBTC) hypothesis. Longmuir et al. contribute novel evidence for two highly debated questions in the literature, i.e. whether job polarization is a local or global phenomenon and whether it entails distributional effects.

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November 15, 2020 | News