Inter-Industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal: High But Falling
15 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2000
Date Written: August 1999
This paper examines the size of inter-industry wage dispersion in Portugal and compares with other countries. We find that the country has a high inter-industry wage inequality compared with the European standard. Nevertheless, the dispersion reduced over the 1980s and the early 1990s along a process of centralisation of the wage setting. This finding may add to the emerging notion that centralisation reduces inter-industry wage dispersion.
JEL Classification: J31
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