By using the quantile regressions of earnings equation, we find that the educational wage premium is higher in industries with rapid technological change than in industries with slower technological change at every decile in the distribution of wage residuals. The wage premium associated with the technological change is mostly explained by the returns to workers' unobserved heterogeneities, which are correlated with education, rather than the rents of high-tech industries.
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This research was supported by the Fund for Promoting Basic Research at the College of Business and Economics in Yonsei University.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics