Hartog, Joop Pereira, Pedro Telhado Vieira, José António Cabral
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IZA Discussion paper series 53
This paper examines the size of inter-industry wage dispersion in Portugal and compares with other countries. We find that the country has a high inter-industry wage inequality compared with the European standard. Nevertheless, the dispersion reduced over the 1980s and the early 1990s along a process of centralisation of the wage setting. This finding may add to the emerging notion that centralisation reduces inter-industry wage dispersion.
Inter-industry wage dispersion Portugal centralisation