Trade and wage inequality : the Hong Kong case

Chengze, Simon FAN, Kui Yin CHEUNG

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalPacific Economic Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004

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