Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78628
Authors: 
Nordström Skans, Oskar
Edin, Per-Anders
Holmlund, Bertil
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2006:9
Abstract: 
The paper describes the Swedish wage distribution and how it correlates with worker mobility and plant-specific factors. It is well known that wage inequality has increased in Sweden since the mid-1980s. However, little evidence has so far been available as to whether this development reflects increased dispersion between plants, between individuals in the same plant, or both. We use a new linked employer-employee data set and discover that a trend rise in between-plant wage inequality account for the entire increase in wage dispersion. This pattern, which remains when we control for observable individual human capital characteristics, may reflect increased sorting of workers by skill levels and/or increased scope for rent sharing in local wage negotiations. Our discussion suggests that both factors may have become more important.
Subjects: 
Wage inequality
labour turnover
JEL: 
J31
J63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.