Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

Wage inequality declined in the 1990s and rose after 2000 among full-time male workers in Japan. Narrowing wage inequality in the 1990s can be accounted for by a decline in betweengroup inequality resulting from a stable return to education and decreased returns to experience and tenure. Widening wage inequality after 2000 can be accounted for by a rise in within-group inequality resulting from a relative increase in educated and experienced workers, as well as changes in heterogeneous returns to human capital.

Keywords

wage inequality, heterogeneous returns to human capital, composition effects, seniority wages

Discipline

Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://gcoe.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/research/discussion/2008/pdf/gd12-243.pdf

Comments

http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soe_research/1414/

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