Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82873
Authors: 
Gustavsson, Magnus
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2002:20
Abstract: 
Using a rich longitudinal database, I study the dynamics behind changes in the distribution of annual earnings in Sweden 1991 to 1999. The analysis indicates a systematic increase in persistent earnings differentials during the 1990s; workers with low relative earnings in the beginning of the decade generally have lower relative earnings in the end. The evolution of transitory earnings fluctuations differs between age groups and matters the most for changes in earnings dispersion among younger workers. To shed some light on the role of wages behind the findings for earnings, wage dynamics is also studied. The results indicate that increased persistent wage inequality is one source behind the increase in persistent earnings inequality.
Subjects: 
Earnings dynamics
Earnings inequality
Wage structure
JEL: 
C23
D31
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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