Changes in the distribution of male and female wages accounting for employment composition using bounds

Blundell, R. and Gosling, A. and Ichimura, H. and Meghir, C. (2007) Changes in the distribution of male and female wages accounting for employment composition using bounds. Econometrica, 75 (2). pp. 323-363. ISSN 0012-9682 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper examines changes in the distribution of wages using bounds to allow for the impact of nonrandom selection into work. We show that worst case bounds can be informative. However, because employment rates in the United Kingdom are often low, they are not informative about changes in educational or gender wage differentials. Thus we explore ways to tighten these bounds using restrictions motivated from economic theory. With these assumptions, we find convincing evidence of all increase in inequality within education groups, changes in educational differentials, and increases in the relative wages of women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: inequality; earnings; selection; bounds
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 08:47
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 23:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2410 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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