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Inter-industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal: high but falling

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  • Hartog, Joop

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    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Pereira, Pedro T.

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    (University of Madeira)

  • Vieira, José A. Cabral

    ()
    (University of the Azores)

Abstract

This 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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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 53.

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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
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp53

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Keywords: Inter-industry wage dispersion; centralisation; Portugal;

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Cited by:
  1. Alvaredo, Facundo, 2009. "Top incomes and earnings in Portugal 1936-2005," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 46(4), pages 404-417, October.
  2. Pedro S. Martins, 2004. "Rent Sharing Before and After the Wage Bill," Discussion Paper Series, Department of Economics 200405, Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews.
  3. Facundo Alvaredo, 2008. "Top incomes and earnings in Portugal 1936-2004," PSE Working Papers halshs-00586795, HAL.
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