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Intereconomics

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 162–171 | Cite as

Reconciling globalisation and technological change: Growing income inequalities and remedial policies

  • Serge Svizzero
  • Clem Tisdell
Income Distribution

Abstract

Since the mid-1970s wage inequality has increased sharply in OECD countries. Among the factors singled out by economists as possible major contributors to this development are economic globalisation processes and skill-biased technological change. Although these are most commonly considered as independent influences, the present authors argue, after critically outlining views about these factors, that strong interdependence exists between them. The article then examines potential policy responses to this growing inequality.

Keywords

Income Inequality Unskilled Worker Wage Inequality Unskilled Labour Relative Wage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Svizzero
    • 1
  • Clem Tisdell
    • 2
  1. 1.CERESURUniversity of La RéunionFrance
  2. 2.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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