Earnings Dynamics and Inequality during Macroeconomic Turbulence: Sweden 1991-1999
AbstractUsing a rich longitudinal database, I study the dynamics behind changes in the distribution of annual earnings in Sweden 1991 to 1999. The analysis indicates a systematic increase in persistent earnings differentials during the 1990s; workers with low relative earnings in the beginning of the decade generally have lower relative earnings in the end. The evolution of transitory earnings fluctuations differs between age groups and matters the most for changes in earnings dispersion among younger workers. To shed some light on the role of wages behind the findings for earnings, wage dynamics is also studied. The results indicate that increased persistent wage inequality is one source behind the increase in persistent earnings inequality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2002:20.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 05 Dec 2002
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Publication status: Published in Applied Economics, 2007, pages 25-30.
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Earnings dynamics; Earnings inequality; Wage structure;
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- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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