Inter-Industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal: High But Falling

15 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2000

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Joop Hartog

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB); Tinbergen Institute; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Pedro Telhado Pereira

Universidade da Madeira - Gestao e Economica; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

José A.C. Vieira

University of the Azores; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: August 1999

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hartog, Joop and Telhado Pereira, Pedro and Vieira, José A.C., Inter-Industry Wage Dispersion in Portugal: High But Falling (August 1999). IZA Discussion Paper No. 53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=180531

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