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Interindustry Wage Differentials and Unobserved Ability: Siblings Evidence from Five Countries

Sammendrag

We examine the role of unobserved ability in explaining interindustry wage differentials. By using data on brothers, we account for unmeasured abilities shared by siblings. The data came from four Nordic countries and the United States. In the Nordic countries, only a moderate proportion of the variability in industry wages can be attributed to unobserved ability, while unmeasured factors explain as much as half of the U.S. industry-wage variation. Accounting for such differences, we show that the U.S. interindustry wage dispersion is similar with that in the Nordic countries.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Björklund, A., Bratsberg, B. Eriksson, T., Jäntti, M. og O. Raaum

År:

2007

Tidsskrift:

Industrial Relations

Serie:

Vitenskapelige tidskrift

Prosjekt:

1213 - Utdanning, familiebakgrunn og suksess på arbeidsmarkedet: En nordisk søskenstudie

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