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dc.contributor.authorGörlich, Dennisen_US
dc.contributor.authorSnower, Dennis J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T13:28:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-26T13:28:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30047-
dc.description.abstractThis paper sheds light on how changes in the organization of work lead to wage inequality. We present a theoretical model in which workers with a wider span of competence (higher level of multitasking) earn a wage premium. Since abilities and opportunities to expand the span of competence are distributed unequally among workers across and within education groups, our theory explains (1) rising wage inequality between groups, (2) rising wage inequality within groups, and (3) the polarization of work and the decoupling of the income distribution. Using a rich German data set covering a 20-year period from 1986 to 2006, we provide empirical support for our model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1588en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelL23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtasksen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultitaskingen_US
dc.subject.keywordorganizational changeen_US
dc.titleWage inequality and the changing organization of worken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618787801en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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