Causes of Changing Earnings Inequality

54 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2000

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Dennis J. Snower

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: January 1999

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Snower, Dennis J., Causes of Changing Earnings Inequality (January 1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=166562

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