Technological Progress with Segmented Labor Markets

4 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2012

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Hamid Beladi

University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics

Lynda De La Vina

University of Texas at San Antonio

Sugata Marjit

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade; City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Department of Economics & Finance

Date Written: February 2012

Abstract

It is argued here that with segmented labor markets, all types of technological progress in the fixed wage organized sector always hurts the unorganized or informal workers. However, such technical progress in the informal sector always helps the informal workers. This result is independent of the factor intensity ranking between the sectors.

Suggested Citation

Beladi, Hamid and De La Vina, Lynda and Marjit, Sugata and Marjit, Sugata, Technological Progress with Segmented Labor Markets (February 2012). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 148-151, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1986578 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2011.00651.x

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