Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104982
Authors: 
Peichl, Andreas
Pestel, Nico
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 89
Abstract: 
Inequality has increased considerably in many Western countries over the past decades. When dealing with economic inequality as a research subject the question "inequality of what among whom" arises. Analyses of inequality are typically concerned with the distribution of wages, earnings or income and have been performed by different strands in the literature, mainly in public and in labor economics. We summarize these strands with a special focus on earnings which itself is the product of hourly wages and labor supply in terms of hours and weeks worked. In addition to inequality in labor market outcomes, we additionally pay special attention to equality of opportunity.
Subjects: 
earnings inequality
wages
labor supply
equality of opportunity
JEL: 
D31
D33
D63
J21
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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