Causes of Changing Earnings Inequality
54 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2000
Date Written: January 1999
This paper surveys major empirical regularities concerning changes in earnings inequality in Europe and the U.S. over the past 25 years. Next, it indicates which of these regularities can be explained within the competitive demand-supply framework of analysis and what is left unexplained. Finally, it considers the implications of organizational change as a possible rationale for recent inequality developments.
JEL Classification: D31, D33, D23, D24, D63
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