Title

Trade and wage inequality : the Hong Kong case

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Pacific Economic Review

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

131

Last Page

142

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of Hong Kong-mainland China trade on the wage inequality in Hong Kong. Because of the large volume of trade and the large income disparity between these two regions, this empirical study provides a good test of the theories on North-South trade. The econometric analyses show that the relative wage between the skilled and unskilled workers in Hong Kong increased as the share of the volume of Hong Kong's trade with mainland China in Hong Kong's total trade volume rose.

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-0106.2004.00217.x

Print ISSN

1361374X

E-ISSN

14680106

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Recommended Citation

Fan, C. S., & Cheung, K.-y. (2004). Trade and wage inequality: The Hong Kong case. Pacific Economic Review, 9(2), 131-142. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2004.00217.x