Chapter 17. Earnings Inequality

  1. Joyce P. Jacobsen and
  2. Gilbert L. Skillman

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch18

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

How to Cite

Jacobsen, J. P. and Skillman, G. L. (eds) (2008) Earnings Inequality, in Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631208365

Online ISBN: 9780470755587

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Keywords:

  • earnings inequality;
  • human capital;
  • labor market imperfections;
  • international variations;
  • inequality measurement

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • EARNINGS INEQUALITY: CONCEPTS AND MEASURES Earnings distributions

  • Measures of earnings inequality

  • THEORIES OF EARNINGS INEQUALITY1 Basic considerations

  • Human capital explanations for earnings inequality

  • Earnings inequality and labor market imperfections

  • EMPIRICAL PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN EARNINGS INEQUALITY International variations in income inequality

  • Time trends in earnings inequality

  • WHY DOES EARNINGS INEQUALITY MATTER?

  • CONCLUSION