Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46137
Authors: 
Monaco, Kristen
Habermalz, Steffen
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5444
Abstract: 
Using CPS data for the period 1979-2009, the wage dispersion of truck drivers (and subsets of the truck driving sample) is compared to the trends in wage dispersion of males economy-wide. We find that truckers' wages experienced a decrease in inequality post-deregulation, as expected given the literature on regulation's impact on the labor market. We also find that the wage dispersion for truckers is markedly different from males economy-wide, providing evidence that the wage distribution of truck drivers has been dominated by the changing structure of the occupation post-deregulation and largely immune to the factors that increased inequality for the aggregate labor market.
Subjects: 
wage differentials
wage inequality
trucking
JEL: 
J31
L92
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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