Inter-industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal: high but falling
AbstractThis paper examines the size of inter-industry wage dispersion in Portugal and compares with other countries. We find that the country has a high inter-industry wage inequality compared with the European standard. Nevertheless, the dispersion reduced over the 1980s and the early 1990s along a process of centralisation of the wage setting. This finding may add to the emerging notion that centralisation reduces inter-industry wage dispersion.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1999
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Publication status: published as 'Inter-industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal' in: Empirica, 2000, 27 (4), 353-364
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- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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