Essays on Skill and Wage Distribution

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Title:
Essays on Skill and Wage Distribution
Physical Description:
1 online resource (98 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Acharya, Achala
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Economics
Committee Chair:
SLUTSKY,STEVEN M
Committee Co-Chair:
KENNY,LAWRENCE W
Committee Members:
DENSLOW,DAVID A,JR
SMITH,BENJAMIN B

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
distribution -- index -- polarization -- skill -- trade -- wage
Economics -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Economics thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This dissertation examines the pattern of wage and skill distribution from the early 1980s and explores possible causes that might be contributing to the observed pattern of wages and skill distribution. In chapter one I introduce a theoretical model that explains how international trade is contributing to the polarization of income and employment. In chapter two I investigate the distribution of wage and skills across US cities using data from Occupational Employment Statistics and the Occupational Information Network. I create an annual wage index for 400 MSAs. In order to create the wage index I first develop a skill index for each city. This skill index is not dependent upon educational achievement and is computed using actual measures of skills required for occupations. In chapter three, I compare the wage index creates using OES data to the area wage index developed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and find that at higher wage levels the two wage indices show a greater degree of divergence. In addition, I also find that an improvement in the quality of healthcare services would close the gap between the OES and CMS wage indices.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Achala Acharya.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: SLUTSKY,STEVEN M.
Local:
Co-adviser: KENNY,LAWRENCE W.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046489:00001