Inter-Industry Wage Differentials in Switzerland

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Giovanni Ferro-Luzzi;
(1994)
  • Journal: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, volume 130, issue III September, pages 421-443

This paper analyzes the Swiss inter-industry wage structure in the light of the current debate on the efficiency wage hypothesis. Results clearly indicate the presence of an industry component in the determinants of earnings in Switzerland. No definite conclusion emerge... View more
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