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Skill proportion in education sector

Said, Rusmawati and Haris, Asmaddy and Abdul Hamid, Kamarul Hidayah (2012) Skill proportion in education sector. In: International Conference on Business and Economic Research (3rd ICBER 2012), 12 - 13 March 2012., Bandung, Indonesia.


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This paper is concerned with the two main causes of skill proportion in education sector in Malaysia during the period 2002 to 2007. These are the impact of changes in within and between industrial effects. As well documented in labour economics literature, the within effects represent the changes in technological change or known as SBTC and the between effects so called the effects of trade. The paper has employed set of data comprises micro-level data from the Household Income Survey (HIS) for several years during the period 2002 to 2007. Decomposition approach was chosen to identify the specific impact of changes in the pattern of trade and technological change on the skill proportion in education sector. Perhaps these analyses help us to look whether employment or wages factors are dominant to lead the changes in overall labour market. We found that skill proportion in education sector in Malaysia was favour to profesional workers as compared to technical and associates profesionals. Technological change seemed to increase the demand for profesional workers especially at tertiaty sub sector. The decreasing in demand for technical and accociates profesional in education sector was lead by primary sub sector.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: labor demand; wage differentials; trade and labor market interaction; technological change
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 03:21
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 03:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2517
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