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dc.contributor.authorKang, Byung-gooen_US
dc.contributor.authorYun, Myeong-Suen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:52:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:52:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126399en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35511-
dc.description.abstractKorea is known not only for rapid economic growth but also relatively low wage inequality. It is one of the few countries in which wage inequality decreased during the 1980s, though in recent years wage inequality has increased. This paper studies what factors contributed to the changes in wage inequality during the last two decades. This paper implements a recently developed Oaxaca-type inequality decomposition method to decompose U shaped changes in inequality into characteristics (quantity), coefficients (price) and residuals effects at both overall and detailed levels. The results of decomposition analysis show that changes in the wage structure significantly contribute to the changes in wage inequality in Korea. The coefficients effect of human capital factors has played a major role not only in increasing wage inequality from mid-1990s, but also decreasing wage inequality in 1980s and early 1990s.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3780en_US
dc.subject.jelD30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDecomposition analysis of inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordearnings equationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcoefficients (price) effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordcharacteristics (quantity) effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordresiduals effecten_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwDekompositionsverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdkoreaen_US
dc.titleChanges in Korean wage inequality, 1980-2005en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584277229en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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