What Accounts For the Rise in Wage Inequality in Italy? Evidence from Administrative Matched Employer-Employee Data, 1985-1996
This paper provides new empirical evidence on the changes in the Italian wage distribution using administrative data from 1985 to 1996. Various statistical indicators are used to document a slight, but not negligible, increase in wage inequality. Standard decompositions of inequality indices by population subgroups shed light on the underlying causes of the observed distributional changes. Following Junh et al. (1993), econometric-type decompositions are also employed to disentangle the effects of observable quantities, prices and unobservable factors on inequality trends. The changing prices of observable characteristics are found to play a major role in accounting for the observed inequality increase.
|Date of creation:||2002|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.laboratoriorevelli.it/
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- repec:ese:iserwp:2000-41 is not listed on IDEAS
- Bruno Contini & Michelangelo Filippi & Claudio Malpede, 2000. "Safari nella giungla dei salari. Nel Mezzogiorno si lavora di meno?," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 3, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
- Jenkins, Stephen P, 1995. "Accounting for Inequality Trends: Decomposition Analyses for the UK, 1971-86," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 62(245), pages 29-63, February.
- Conchita D'Ambrosio, 1999.
"The Distribution of Wages: A Non-parametric Decomposition,"
Economics Working Paper Archive
wp_284, Levy Economics Institute.
- Conchita D'Ambrosio, 2000. "The Distribution of Wages: A Non-parametic Decomposition," Macroeconomics 0004042, EconWPA.
- Andrea Brandolini & Piero Cipollone & Paolo Sestito, 2001. "Earnings Dispersion, Low Pay and Household Poverty in Italy, 1977-1998," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 427, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
- Lorenzo Cappellari, 2002.
"The dynamics and inequality of Italian male earnings: permanent changes or transitory fluctuations?,"
10th International Conference on Panel Data, Berlin, July 5-6, 2002
C2-2, International Conferences on Panel Data.
- Claudio Lucifora, 1999. "Wage Inequalities and Low Pay: The Role of Labour Market Institutions," Working Papers 1999.13, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- Juhn, Chinhui & Murphy, Kevin M & Pierce, Brooks, 1993. "Wage Inequality and the Rise in Returns to Skill," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 101(3), pages 410-42, June.
- Francesco Devicienti & Andrea Borgarello, 2001. "Trends in the Italian Earnings Distribution, 1985-1996," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 2, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
- Eswar Prasad, 2002. "Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom, 1975-19+L219099," IMF Working Papers 02/42, International Monetary Fund.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cca:wplabo:18. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Giovanni Bert)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.