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Salaires individuels et évolutions macroéconomiques en France


  • Thierry Debrand
  • Anne-Gisèle Privat


This paper combines micro and macroeconomic approaches in analysing the determinants of long-term wage changes in France. Beginning with a descriptive analysis, our study draws attention to the inter and intra-generational wage differentials observed over the last fifty years. This is followed by the estimation of earning functions on individual careers by introducing macroeconomic variables. Results show that changes in wage formation are explained simultaneously by the impact of individual characteristics and the effects of the business cycle. We use an administrative panel dataset of contributors to the Social Security System. The salaried workers affiliated to the basic scheme represents about two thirds of the french working population. Our sample contains nearly two million observations concerning more than 100,000 individuals from 1935 to 1979 birth cohorts, observed from 1947 to 2000. JEL Codes: C24, C81, J31, E32.

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  • Thierry Debrand & Anne-Gisèle Privat, 2004. "Salaires individuels et évolutions macroéconomiques en France," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 89(2), pages 271-301.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_089_0271

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    1. Anne-Gisèle Privat, 2005. "L'avenir des retraites en France: Evalutation de l'impact des réformes de 1993 et de 2033 à l'aide du modèle de microsimulation Artémis," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/f4rshpf3v1u, Sciences Po.
    2. Anne-Gisèle Privat & Sophie Pennec & Thierry Debrand, 2003. "Un modèle de micro-simulation pour la projection des retraites du régime général," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 160(4), pages 215-230.
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    JEL classification:

    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles


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