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International Comparisons of Male Wage Inequality: Are the Findings Robust?

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  • Edwin Leuven

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    (OECD)

  • Hessel Oosterbeek

    ()
    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Hans van Ophem

    ()
    (University of Amsterdam)

Abstract

This paper explores the hypothesis that wage differentials between skill groups across countries are consistent with a demand and supply framework. Using micro data from 15 countries we find that about one third of the variation in relative wages between skill groups across countries is explained by differences in net supply of skill groups. The demand and supply framework does an even better job at explaining relative wages of low skilled workers. See publication in The Economic Journal , 2004, 114(495), 466-86.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 97-059/3.

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Date of creation: 06 Jun 1997
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:19970059

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  1. Coen N. Teulings, 1999. "Substitution and Complementarity under Comparative Advantage and the Accumulation of Human Capital," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 99-049/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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