Industry Wages Across Countries and Over Time: A New Database of Micro Survey Data

25 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2018

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Van Ha Le

Ton Duc Thang University

Jakob de Haan

De Nederlandsche Bank - Research Department

Erik Dietzenbacher

University of Groningen - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2018

Abstract

This paper presents a newly collected database on industry wages. The underlying data are micro datasets collected through nationally representative household surveys which are mostly conducted by national statistical agencies. In comparison with wage measures based on macroeconomic data sources, we find that industry wages based on micro survey data are more reliable. Furthermore, data from nationally representative micro surveys are becoming increasingly available, thus allowing for better coverage, especially of low‐income countries. The database provides a reliable source of data for research on inter‐industry wage structures and gender wage differentials, across countries and over time. It may also serve as a basis for further research on the determinants and implications of inter‐industry and gender wage variations.

Keywords: industry wages, micro survey data, government wages

JEL Classification: J30, J31, J33

Suggested Citation

Le, Van Ha and de Haan, Jakob and Dietzenbacher, Erik, Industry Wages Across Countries and Over Time: A New Database of Micro Survey Data (March 2018). Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 64, Issue 1, pp. 1-25, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3124677 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12264

Van Ha Le (Contact Author)

Ton Duc Thang University ( email )

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Jakob De Haan

De Nederlandsche Bank - Research Department

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Erik Dietzenbacher

University of Groningen - Department of Economics ( email )

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