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Does Artificial Intelligence Widen the Labor Income Gap? -- Based on China's Manufacturing Industry

Qile Yang


In order to investigate the relationship between AI and labor income gap and deepen its intrinsic influence mechanism, the impact of AI application on labor income gap is empirically examined by constructing a task model of AI and labor income gap, taking Chinese manufacturing industry as the research object. It is found that AI has a significant widening effect on the labor income gap in China's manufacturing industry; the labor income gap in industries with different technology levels, factor intensity and monopoly degree also shows significant heterogeneity. The research in this paper reveals the income distribution effects of AI development and provides empirical evidence to support the promotion of common wealth in China.


Artificial Intelligence; Labor Income Gap; Productivity Effect; Job Substitution Effect

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v8i4.8425