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Wage Dispersion Between and Within Plants: Sweden 1985-2000
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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Abstract [en]

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.

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Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University , 2006.
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2006:18
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-20311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-20311DiVA, id: diva2:48084
Available from: 2006-12-07 Created: 2006-12-07 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved

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