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Education and wage inequality in Europe

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  • Marco Biagetti

    () (Ministry of Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Cohesion)

  • Sergio Scicchitano

    () ("La Sapienza" University and Italian Ministry of Economic Development)

Abstract

In this paper we apply a quantile regression (QR) approach to the EU-SILC data set, in order to explore the connection between education and wage inequality in eight European countries. Our results corroborate the positive relation between wage increase and education and it holds true across the whole distribution. This effect is generally stronger at the highest quantiles of the distribution than at the lowest, implying that schooling increases wage dispersion. This evidence is found to be rather robust like the applied tests of linear hypothesis show.

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  • Marco Biagetti & Sergio Scicchitano, 2011. "Education and wage inequality in Europe," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2620-2628.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00489
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    1. António Morgado & Tiago Neves Sequeira & Marcelo Santos & Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes & Ana Balcão Reis, 2016. "Measuring Labour Mismatch in Europe," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 129(1), pages 161-179, October.

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    Keywords

    Returns to education; Wage inequality; Quantile regression; Europe.;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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