WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AND TRADE RELATIONSHIPS IN JAMAICA: APPLICATIONS OF TRUNCATED REGRESSION MODELS AND REPEATED CROSS-SECTION DATA

Labor and skill premiums and their relationships with trade measures are simultaneously estimated within the framework of an individual level labor supply model for Jamaica using truncated regression models. Increased imports from the US were found to reduce the return to unskilled labor, and increase the skill premium in Jamaica. Increased exports to the US had the opposite effects on returns to Jamaican skilled and unskilled labor.


Issue Date:
2001
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20475
Total Pages:
30
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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