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The Growth of Low Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market

David H. Autor, David Dorn

NBER Working Paper No. 15150
Issued in July 2009, Revised in May 2012

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Joshua Angrist, Kerwin Charles, Luis Garicano, Maarten Goos, Caroline Hoxby, Lawrence Katz, Alan Manning, Matthias Weiss, and numerous seminar participants for excellent input that improved the paper. We thank Amanda Pallais and Jessica Pan for superb research assistance, and Mark Doms and Ethan Lewis for generous assistance with data. We are deeply indebted to Rachel Ngai and Alp Simsek for assistance with the theoretical model. Autor acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation (CAREER award SES-0239538). Dorn acknowledges funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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