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dc.contributor.authorSommerfeld, Katrinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T11:20:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-13T11:20:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62335-
dc.description.abstractPerformance pay is of growing importance to the wage structure as it applies to a rising share of employees. At the same time wage dispersion is growing continuously. This leads to the question of how the growing use of performance pay schemes is related to the increase in wage inequality? German SOEP data for the years 1984 to 2009 confirm the large increase in the application of performance pay schemes. This in turn led to an upward shift of the wage distribution by about one log point. However, it did not contribute to the growth in wage inequality. Even though wage inequality grew within the group of employees who receive performance pay, it grew even more so within the group who do not receive it. Still, the wage difference between both wage schemes remained flat over the distribution. The empirical analysis employs sequential decompositions in a quantile regression framework.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 476en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ33en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordperformance payen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsequential decompositionen_US
dc.titleHigher and higher? Performance pay and wage inequality in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn725688483en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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