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Desigualdad salarial y empleo de bajos salarios en los países desarrollados


  • José María Arranz

    (Universidad de Alcalá)

  • María Ángeles Davia

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

  • Carlos García-Serrano

    (Universidad de Alcalá)


This article studies the inequality in the labour market that occurs among employed people and has to do with the fact that the wage earnings differ across employees. In particular, we review the factors that theoretically may explain the degree of wage inequality and the incidence of low wage employment and examine the data concerning these issues for the developed countries. Accordingly, a comparative international and temporal perspective is adopted, since not only the existence of differences across countries is examined but also its evolution over time.

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  • José María Arranz & María Ángeles Davia & Carlos García-Serrano, 2015. "Desigualdad salarial y empleo de bajos salarios en los países desarrollados," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 87(01), pages 60-87.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2015103

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    4. José María Arranz & Carlos García-Serrano, 2014. "How green was my valley: Earnings differentials and the changing distribution of wages in Spain," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 35(7), pages 1059-1087, September.
    5. Blyth, Mark, 2013. "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199828302, June.
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    wage inequality; low wage employment;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition


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