Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120948
Authors: 
Handwerker, Elizabeth
Spletzer, James R.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9294
Abstract: 
This paper uses the microdata of the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey to assess the contribution of occupational concentration to wage inequality between establishments and its growth over time. We show that occupational concentration plays an important role in wage determination for workers, in a wide variety of occupations, and can explain some establishment-level wage variation. Occupational concentration is increasing during the 2000-2011 time period, although much of this change is explained by other observable establishment characteristics. Overall, occupational concentration can help explain a small amount of wage inequality growth between establishments during this time period.
Subjects: 
occupational concentration
establishments
wage inequality
employers
employer-employee microdata
JEL: 
J31
D31
L11
D22
M12
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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