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Wage Function: Australian Estimates Using the Income Distribution Survey

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  • Creedy, J.
  • Duncan, A.S.
  • Harris, M.N.
  • Scutella, R.

Abstract

Wage functions provide much useful descriptive information about those characteristics of individuals which are associated with relatively high or low wage rates. In any cross-sectional survey there are many individuals who are not working at the time the survey is carried out. Such people may be sick or temporarily unemployed, in which case a current wage rate is not available, or they may not be participating in the labour market, in which case there may not even be a previous wage to record. The estimation procedure obviously needs to allow for this sample selection aspect.

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  • Creedy, J. & Duncan, A.S. & Harris, M.N. & Scutella, R., 2000. "Wage Function: Australian Estimates Using the Income Distribution Survey," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 761, The University of Melbourne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:761
    Note: This paper has now been published in: Creedy, J., Duncan, A.S., Harris, M.N. and Scutella, R. (2001), Wage Functions for Demographic Groups in Australia, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 4, no.4, pp. 300-320.
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    Cited by:

    1. Guyonne Kalb & Rosanna Scutella, 2004. "Wage and employment rates in New Zealand from 1991 to 2001," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(1), pages 21-47.
    2. Guyonne Kalb & Rosanna Scutella & Hsein Kew, 2002. "Estimation of Wage Equations in Australia: Allowing for Censored Observations of Labour Supply," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2002n26, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.

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    Keywords

    INCOME ; DISTRIBUTION ; WAGES ; LABOUR MARKET ; TAXES;

    JEL classification:

    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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