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Introduire de l'hétérogénéité inobservée dans la mobilité des salaires


  • Thibault Brodaty


This paper introduces and describes unobserved heterogeneity in earnings quintiles transition matrices in the us. Unobserved heterogeneity is found to play a crucial role in earnings mobility. Each individual is attracted, given her characteristics, towards a specific zone of the distribution. At the stationary equilibrium, the earnings quintiles distribution is thus segmented. Interestingly, while the level of earnings mobility has remained quite stable since 1970, the width of these zones has decreased, such that this segmentation was more pronounced in the 80’s and the 90’s than in the 70’s, especially in the middle of the quintiles distribution. Classification JEL : J31, C33, C35.

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  • Thibault Brodaty, 2008. "Introduire de l'hétérogénéité inobservée dans la mobilité des salaires," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 59(3), pages 621-629.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_593_0621

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    1. Thomas Barnay & Julie Favrot & Catherine Pollak, 2015. "L'effet des arrêts maladie sur les trajectoires professionnelles," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 475(1), pages 135-156.

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    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions


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