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Earnings inequality
Working Paper
Scrutinizing the sticky floor/glass ceiling phenomena in the informal labour market in Cameroon: An unconditional quantile regression analysis

Cameroon’s informal labour market largely harbours female workers, engaged mainly in low-productivity and low-paying jobs...

Gender Earnings inequality Sticky floor
Working Paper
Inequality and the changing nature of work in Peru

This paper identifies the socioeconomic drivers of earnings inequality in Peru in the period 2004–18...

Earnings Decomposition methods Inequality
Working Paper
Evolution of wage inequality in India (1983–2017): The role of occupational task content

We examine data for urban workers in the non-agricultural sector across three decades, 1983–2017, and find that earnings inequality increased during 1983–2004, was largely stable during 2004–11, and decreased during 2011–17...

Skills Tasks Earnings inequality
Blog
The global distribution of routine and non-routine work – and why we should we care about it

The nature of work is changing due to technological progress, globalization, and the rapidly expanding supply of college-educated workers...

Earnings inequality Global inequality labour dynamics
Working Paper
Implications of the changing nature of work for employment and inequality in Ghana

In this paper, we analyse the role of the changing nature of occupational employment and wages in explaining the trend in earnings inequality in Ghana between 2006 and 2017, a period in which there was a substantial transformation of the economy, wit...

Skills Tasks Occupational employment and wages
Working Paper
Wage inequality under inflation-targeting in South Africa

This paper aims at providing new evidence over the effect of conventional monetary policy shocks on wage inequality through the earnings heterogeneity channel under the inflation-targeting regime implemented in South Africa since 2000...

Earnings Earnings inequality Inequality
Project workshop
Virtual workshop on the changing nature of work and inequality

The changing nature of work and inequality project will hold a workshop online to discuss research in progress on 24-26 March via Zoom. The original workshop to be convened in Tunis, Tunisia has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Country-...

24 March 202026 March 2020
Online, United States
Past event
Journal Article
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The author discusses a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Working Paper
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

I discuss a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Blog
Why are workers getting a smaller share of the cake in Mexico?

As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. In other words, wages have decreased compared with other sources of income such as capital income...

Income inequality Earnings inequality Wages
Project
The changing nature of work and inequality

Theme: Transforming societies

Inequality Earnings inequality Structural change
Working Paper
Earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector: The role of firms, education, and top incomes 1994–2015

This paper documents the evolution and the determinants of earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector from 1994 to 2015, using establishment level data. In 2015, schooling explained 33 per cent of overall inequality...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Inequality
Working Paper
The gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market

We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working Paper
Returns to education, intergenerational mobility, and inequality trends in Brazil

Education-related changes are often argued as the main reasons for changes in earnings distribution. However, omitted variable and measurement error biases possibly affect econometric estimates of these effects...

Earnings inequality Schooling returns Intergenerational Mobility
Working Paper
Earnings polarization, ethnicity, and regional perspective in Indonesia

Recently, quantitative methods have been increasingly used in ethnicity research, which traditionally has relied mainly on qualitative methods...

Ethnicity Earnings inequality Regional characteristics
Working Paper
Explaining cross-state earnings inequality differentials in India: An RIF decomposition approach

Despite the relevance of geographical disparities in India, earnings inequality occurs mostly within states, but with a broad range of variability in its levels...

Earnings inequality RIF States
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