JEL classifications: J331, J339
Intraoccupational Wage Dispersion
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
© 2013 Immanuel Ness and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 389–394, September 2013
How to Cite
Pryor, F. L. (2013), Intraoccupational Wage Dispersion. WorkingUSA, 16: 389–394. doi: 10.1111/wusa.12059
- Issue published online: 2 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
This note explores the determinants of hourly wage dispersion of four-digit occupations. Depending on how intraoccupational wage dispersion is measured, the ordinary least squares regression analysis can isolate two or three determinants, the most important of which is the average educational level of those in the occupation. Comparison of overall wage dispersion and the isolated determinants suggest that it seems likely that occupational wage dispersion should increase in coming years.