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Wages and Wage Inequality, 1970–2000

Florence Kondylis and Jonathan Wadsworth

in Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199212668
eISBN:
9780191712807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter tracks changes in wages and wage inequality in Britain since the 1970s, focusing on the principal differences in wage levels between individuals and on what explains the rise in wage ... More


Skill Dispersion and Earnings Inequality

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter confronts the third of the four paradoxes. Standard human capital theory predicts that, as the variance (dispersion) in educational attainment declines, so should the inequality of ... More


Increasing Wage Inequality

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245277
eISBN:
9780191602207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245274.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines wage inequality in urban China. Increased wage discrimination against women and minorities was observed in favour of Communist Party members. The market forces operating in the ... More


International Differences in Male Wage Inequality: Institutions versus Market Forces

Lawrence M. Kahn

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter studies the considerably higher level of wage inequality in the US than in nine other OECD countries. It appears that the greater overall US wage dispersion primarily reflects ... More


Trade and Employment Volatility in Corporatist and Competitive Labor Markets

Jude C. Hays

in Globalization and the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369335
eISBN:
9780199871056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369335.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter argues that because of important cross-national differences in domestic political and economic institutions, the severity of Rodrik's globalization dilemma varies across countries. In ... More


Understanding International Differences in the Gender Pay Gap

Lawrence M. Kahn

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using microdata for twenty-two countries over the 1985–94 period, this chapter shows that more compressed male wage structures and lower female net supply are both associated with a lower gender pay ... More


Spatial Inequality for Manufacturing Wages in Five African Countries

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables

in Spatial Inequality and Development

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278633
eISBN:
9780191602191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278636.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Uses data on individual earnings in manufacturing industry for five African countries in the early 1990s to test whether firms located in the capital city pay higher wages than firms located ... More


Wage Structure and Gender Earnings Differentials: An International Comparison

Lawrence M. Kahn

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using microdata to analyze the gender pay gap in ten industrialized nations, this chapter focuses on the role of wage structure — the prices of labour market skills — in influencing the gender gap. ... More


Cohesion and the Supply of General Skills in Europe

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

in Education and Training in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199210978
eISBN:
9780191705786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the evolution of skills provided by schooling systems across Europe, with emphasis on primary and secondary schooling. Important questions addressed in this chapter include: ... More


Collective Skill Systems, Wage Bargaining, and Labor Market Stratification

Marius R. Busemeyer and Torben Iversen

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The influential work by Goldin and Katz (2007, 2008) argues that rising levels of inequality are caused by skill-biased technological change (SBTC). This chapter, in contrast, claims that the ... More


 Labor Market Success and Labor Market Reform: Lessons from Ireland and New Zealand

Andrew Glyn

in Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165845
eISBN:
9780199835515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165845.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Ireland and New Zealand are often acclaimed as 1990s labor market success stories. Andrew Glyn shows that Ireland achieved this extraordinary improvement in labor market performance without adopting ... More


 Is Labor Market Regulation at the Root of Unemployment?: The Case of Germany and the Netherlands

Ronald Schettkat

in Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165845
eISBN:
9780199835515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165845.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

While the Netherlands experienced high unemployment in the late 1980s, it outperformed the United States in the early 1990s and has done so since 1997. Germany’s high unemployment is entirely a ... More


Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Francine D. Blau

Anne C. Gielen and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book contains extensive research on progress made by women in the labour market, and the characteristics and causes of remaining gender inequalities. It also covers other indicators of gender ... More


 Unemployment and Labor Market Institutions: An Assessment

David R. Howell

in Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165845
eISBN:
9780199835515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165845.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This concluding chapter makes use of evidence from the earlier chapters in this volume, from other recent country case studies, and from additional data on selected country “success stories” and ... More


 Employment Performance and Labor Market Institutions: The Case of Spain

Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente

in Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165845
eISBN:
9780199835515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165845.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

From a stunning 23.9% in 1994, Spain’s unemployment rate fell to 13% in 2001. In this chapter, Bustillo challenges the conventional views that the main culprits of Spain’s high unemployment were ... More


Minimum Wage Effects on the Distribution of Wages and Earnings

David Neumark and William L. Wascher

in Minimum Wages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262141024
eISBN:
9780262280563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141024.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines how minimum wage changes affect wages and earnings, first describing how minimum wages affect the wage distribution. The effect of the minimum wage on the distribution of ... More


The Fall and Rise of Earnings and Inequality in Egypt: New Evidence from the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey 2006

Ragui Assaad

in The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162480
eISBN:
9781617970313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162480.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the distributional and structural developments of real hourly wages and monthly earnings in Egypt between 1988 and 2006 on the basis of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey 2006 ... More


Labor Market Reforms and Changes in Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States

Amanda Gosling and Thomas Lemieux (eds)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Evidence shows that wage and earnings inequality has increased sharply in the United Kingdom since the late 1970s. With perhaps the exception of the United States, the magnitude of the increase in ... More


 Is the OECD Jobs Strategy behind U.S. and British Employment and Unemployment Success in the 1990s?

John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth

in Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165845
eISBN:
9780199835515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165845.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The authors investigate the extent to which the logic of flexibility that underpins the OECD’s Job Study can explain the relative labor-market performance of the United States and the United Kingdom. ... More


What Do We Really Know about Changes in Wage Inequality?

Thomas Lemieux

in Labor in the New Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the changes in wage inequality over the last thirty years. It tries to identify in the clearest possible way, using Current Population Survey (CPS) data, what have been the ... More


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