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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 18

Labor Market Institutions and the Dispersion of Wage Earnings

Wiemer Salverda*,; Daniele Checchi    * Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Economics, University of Milan, Milano, Italy and IZA, Bonn, Germany

Abstract

Considering the contribution of the distribution of individual wages and earnings to that of household incomes we find two separate literatures that should be brought together, and bring “new institutions” into play. Growing female employment, rising dual-earnership and part-time employment underline its relevance. We discuss the ...

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