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Author Lazear, Edward P
Title The Structure of Wages : An International Comparison
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (473 pages)
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Series National Bureau of Economic Research Comparative Labor Markets Series
National Bureau of Economic Research Comparative Labor Markets Series
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Wage Structure, Raises, and Mobility: An Introduction to International Comparisons of the Structure of Wages within and across Firms -- 1. Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies -- 2. Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the United States -- 3. Wage and Labor Mobility in Denmark, 1980-2000 -- 4. Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands, 1999-2003 -- 5. Finland: Firm Factors in Wages and Wage Changes -- 6. Wage Structure and Firm Productivity in Belgium -- 7. Wage Dispersion between and within Plants: Sweden 1985-2000 -- 8. Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the West German Private Sector, 1993-2000 -- 9. Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Norway, 1980-97 -- 10. Wage Mobility and Dynamics in Italy in the 1990s -- 11. Wage Structure in France, 1977-96 -- 12. Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Sweden, 1970-90 -- Contributors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
The distribution of income, the rate of pay raises, and the mobility of employees is crucial to understanding labor economics. Although research abounds on the distribution of wages across individuals in the economy, wage differentials within firms remain a mystery to economists. The first effort to examine linked employer-employee data across countries, The Structure of Wages:An International Comparison analyzes labor trends and their institutional background in the United States and eight European countries. A distinguished team of contributors reveal how a rising wage variance rewards star employees at a higher rate than ever before, how talent becomes concentrated in a few firms over time, and how outside market conditions affect wages in the twenty-first century. From a comparative perspective that examines wage and income differences within and between countries such as Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands, this volume will be required reading for economists and those working in industrial organization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lazear, Edward P. The Structure of Wages : An International Comparison Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2009 9780226470504
Subject Wages.;Wages -- Effect of labor mobility on.;Wage differentials
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Alt Author Shaw, Kathryn L
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