Decreasing Wage Inequality in Italy: The Role of Supply and Demand for Education

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Paolo Naticchioni; Andrea Ricci;
  • Subject: Inequality, Educational Wage Premia, Quantile Decomposition, supply-demand of education, Italy. | Inequality, Educational Wage Premia, Quantile Decomposition, Supply-Demand of Education, Italy
    • jel: jel:J3 | jel:J31 | jel:J24 | jel:O3

In this paper we show that wage inequality decreased in the Italian private sector, both in the upper and in the lower tail of the distribution, in the period 1993-2006. By applying a quantile decomposition procedure we find that the decrease of the 90/50 ratio is almos... View more
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