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Recent Development of the Wage and Income Distribution in the Czech Republic


  • Diana Bílková


The paper presents the development of monthly gross wages and wage distributions both by gender groups and for the total sample in the Czech Republic over the years 2002?2009. The first part deals with the development of sample characteristics of the level, differentiation and shape of the wage distribution in the research period, including characteristics of wage level forecasts for 2010 and 2011. Special attention is paid to the different behaviour of the wage distribution between men and women in the Czech Republic and the gender dependence of gross monthly wages. A comparison of the income level development in the Czech Republic with that of the other European Union countries in 2005-2009 is made in the final part of the paper. The comparison is drawn in relation to the income level development both in the original fifteen EU countries and the twelve newly-accepted EU member states.

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  • Diana Bílková, 2012. "Recent Development of the Wage and Income Distribution in the Czech Republic," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(2), pages 233-250.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2012:y:2012:i:2:id:421:p:233-250

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    1. John Davis, 2005. "Introduction," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 361-361.
    2. Wendy Cunningham, 2007. "Minimum Wages and Social Policy : Lessons from Developing Countries," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6760.
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    income distribution; Wages in the Czech Republic; incomes in the European Union; wage distribution; wage level; wage differentiation; income level; development of wage distribution;

    JEL classification:

    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household


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