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Title:The College Wage Gap in 10 European Countries: Evidence from Two Cohorts PDF Logo
Authors:Brunello, Giorgio
Comi, Simona
Lucifora, Claudio
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 228
Abstract:We study the recent evolution of the college wage gap with a unique data set that comprises two cohorts and 10 European countries from the early to mid 1980s to the mid to late 1990s. We find evidence of significant cross country differences in the level and dynamics of the gap. There is also evidence that both the level and the growth of the college wage gap significantly differ between cohorts. The estimated growth in the gap turns out to be negatively correlated to changes in relative supply and positively correlated both with the long run rate of productivity growth and with an index of between industry demand shocks. Institutional changes also matter, and we find that countries that have experienced declines in union density, in the centralization of the wage bargain and in employment protection measures have also had a faster growth in the college wage gap.
Subjects:Education
earnings
Europe
JEL:J31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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