The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
AbstractThis book is about how much people earn and why the distribution of earnings has been changing over time. The gap between the top and bottom in the United States has widened significantly since 1980. Why has this happened? Is it due to new technologies? What is the role of globalisation? Are there historical precedents? The book begins with the "race" between technology and education, and shows that continuing technical progress does not necessarily imply a continuing rise in dispersion. It then examines the experience of 20 OECD countries over the twentieth century, material presented in the form of 20 country case studies. The book breaks new ground in assembling data on the distribution of individual earnings covering much of the twentieth century and drawing on a variety of under-exploited sources. The findings overturn a number of widely-held beliefs. It is not the earnings of the low paid that have been most affected by the recent changes; widening is largely due to what is happening at the top. The recent rise in earnings dispersion is not unprecedented, but should be seen as part of a longer-run history of successive compression and expansion of earnings differences. Available in OSO: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/content/economicsfinance/9780199532438/toc.html
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780199532438 and published in 2008.
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.oup.com/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Pointner, Wolfgang & Stiglbauer, Alfred, 2010.
"Changes in the Austrian structure of wages, 1996-2002: evidence from linked employer-employee data,"
Working Paper Series
1268, European Central Bank.
- Wolfgang Pointner & Alfred Stiglbauer, 2010. "Changes in the Austrian structure of wages, 1996–2002: evidence from linked employer-employee data," Empirica, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 105-125, May.
- Andreas Kuhn, 2012. "Redistributive preferences, redistribution, and inequality: Evidence from a panel of OECD countries," ECON - Working Papers 084, Department of Economics - University of Zurich.
- Salmai Qari & Kai Konrad & Benny Geys, 2012.
"Patriotism, taxation and international mobility,"
Springer, vol. 151(3), pages 695-717, June.
- Geys, Benny & Konrad, Kai A. & Qari, Salmai, 2009. "Patriotism, Taxation and International Mobility," CEPR Discussion Papers 7216, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Qari, Salmai & Konrad, Kai A. & Geys, Benny, 2009. "Patriotism, Taxation and International Mobility," IZA Discussion Papers 4120, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Qari, Salmai & Konrad, Kai A. & Geys, Benny, 2009. "Patriotism, taxation and international mobility," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance SP II 2009-03, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
- Michel Lubrano & Abdoul Aziz Junior Ndoye, 2012.
"Bayesian Unconditional Quantile Regression. An Analysis of Recent Expansions in Wage Structure and Earnings Inequality in the U.S. 1992-2009,"
AMSE Working Papers
1203, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France.
- Michel Lubrano & Abdoul Aziz Junior Ndoye, 2012. "Bayesian Unconditional Quantile Regression: An Analysis of Recent Expansions in Wage Structure and Earnings Inequality in the U.S. 1992-2009," Working Papers halshs-00790688, HAL.
- Sarah Voitchovsky & Bertrand Maitre & Brian Nolan, 2012.
"Wage Inequality in Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” Boom,"
The Economic and Social Review,
Economic and Social Studies, vol. 43(1), pages 99â133.
- Brian Nolan & Bertrand Maitre & Sarah Voitchovsky, 2010. "Earnings Inequality, Institutions and the Macroeconomy – What Can We Learn from Ireland’s Boom Years?," Working Papers 201016, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
- Jordi Guilera, 2011. "Extending the Kuznets Curve," Working Papers in Economics 257, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
- Tony Atkinson & Salvatore Morelli, 2012. "Chartbook of Economic Inequality: 25 Countries 1911-2010," INET Research Notes 15, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
- Kuhn, Andreas, 2012. "Redistributive Preferences, Redistribution, and Inequality: Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 6721, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Adermon, Adrian & Gustavsson, Magnus, 2011.
"Job Polarization and Task-Biased Technological Change: Sweden, 1975–2005,"
Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies
2011:11, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- Adermon, Adrian & Gustavsson, Magnus, 2011. "Job Polarization and Task-Biased Technological Change: Sweden, 1975–2005," Working Paper Series 2011:15, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- Aurora Teixeira & Sandra Silva & Pedro Teixeira, 2012. "The Scientific Contribution of Leonor Vasconcelos Ferreira," Notas Económicas, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, issue 35, pages 10-19, June.
- Andrea Brandolini & Alfonso Rosolia & Roberto Torrini, 2011. "The distribution of employees’ labour earnings in the European Union: Data, concepts and first results," Working Papers 198, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
- Giuseppina Malerba & Marta Spreafico, 2013. "Income inequality in the European Union: evidence from a panel analysis," DISCE - Quaderni dell'Istituto di Politica Economica ispe0065, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
- Christopher Berka & Mathias Moser & Stefan Humer & Wilfried Altzinger, 2011. "Die langfristige Entwicklung der Einkommenskonzentration in Österreich 1957-2009. Teil 1: Literaturüberblick und Beschreibung der Daten," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 37(4), pages 513-530.
- Andreas Kuhn, 2012. "Redistributive Preferences, Redistribution and Inequality: Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries," NRN working papers 2012-08, The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
- Stanovnik, Tine & Verbič, Miroslav, 2012. "The distribution of wages and employee incomes in Slovenia, 1991–2009," MPRA Paper 38917, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Schindler, Dirk, 2008. "Human Capital, Multiple Income Risk and Social Insurance," Discussion Papers 2008/18, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Economics Book Marketing).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.