Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229395
Authors: 
Marouani, Mohamed Ali
Le Minh, Phuong
Marshalian, Michelle
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/171
Abstract: 
In this paper we investigate the links between wage inequality and the changing nature of jobs in a revolution context. The methodology consists of various decompositions and regressions, including recentred influence function regressions, based on Tunisian labour force surveys from the past 20 years. Tunisia's labour market during the period of investigation is characterized by a decreasing earnings inequality following the fall of education premia, and an asymmetric wage polarization led by the increase of the lowest wages. After the Revolution, the routine task index increased significantly because of the rise of the share of routine agricultural and service workers. Although evidence shows that the routinization had a role in the evolution of the wage structure, it is not the main driver. Its effect was crowded out by employment and wage policies in the public sector.
Subjects: 
routinization
wage inequality
tasks
Tunisia
recentred influence function regressions
JEL: 
C18
J21
J31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-928-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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