Wage Inequality of US Truck Drivers

18 Pages Posted: 20 May 2011

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Kristen A. Monaco

California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics

Steffen Habermalz

Northwestern University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

Using CPS data for the period 1979–2009, the wage dispersion of truck drivers (and subsets of the truck driving sample) is compared with the trends in wage dispersion of males economy‐wide. We find that truckers' wages experienced a decrease in inequality post‐deregulation, as expected given the literature on regulation's impact on the labor market. We also find that the wage dispersion for truckers is markedly different from males economy‐wide, providing evidence that the wage distribution of truck drivers has been dominated by the changing structure of the occupation post‐deregulation and largely immune to the factors that increased inequality for the aggregate labor market.

Suggested Citation

Monaco, Kristen A. and Habermalz, Steffen, Wage Inequality of US Truck Drivers (June 2011). LABOUR, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 268-285, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1847330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2011.00518.x

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