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Title:Wage Mobility : Do Institutions Make a Difference? : A Replication Study Comparing Portugal and the UK PDF Logo
Authors:Cardoso, Ana Rute
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1086
Abstract:This study compares wage mobility in Portugal and the UK, replicating the work by Dickens (2000) and progressing to discuss the impact of differences in the institutional framework, which is more regulated and centralized in Portugal, with minimum wages, employment protection, and collective bargaining widely applied. Results indicate that both countries became more unequal and less mobile labour markets, having departed from similar levels in mid-80s. The evidence does not support the idea that a more regulated institutional framework reduces individual mobility within the wage distribution.
Subjects:wage mobility
wage dispersion
JEL:J60
J31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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