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Changes in unemployment and wage inequality

an alternative theory and some evidence

by Daron Acemoglu

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Published by Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDaron Acemoglu
SeriesWorking paper / Dept. of Economics -- no. 96-15, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 96-15.
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24638365M
OCLC/WorldCa35197818

Figure 1. The Unemployment and Equilibrium in the Labor Market. In a labor market with flexible wages, the equilibrium will occur at wage We and quantity Qe, where the number of people looking for jobs (shown by S) equals the number of jobs available (shown by D). Abstract. We examine trends in wage inequality in the United States and other countries since the s. We show that there has been a secular increase in the 90–50 wage differential in the United States and the United Kingdom since the late s.

changes in these measures of real wage inequality relate to changes in utility inequality. 1 Comprehensive discussions of this literature are found in Katz and Autor (); Lemieux ; and Autor, Katz, and Kearney (). *Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, Evans Hall, , Berkeley, CA (e-mail:File Size: KB. The book Differences and Changes in Wage Structures, the papers compare patterns of earnings inequality and pay differentials in the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan, Western Europe, and the changing economies of Eastern Europe. the contributors attribute changes in relative wages and unemployment among countries both to.

Denmark has been noted as having one of the lowest income inequality ratings in the world and has been known to maintain relative stability in this metric throughout decades past. The OECD data of gives Denmark a Gini coefficient of , below the OECD average of The OECD in ranked Denmark with having a Gini coefficient, ranking third behind . Wage declines or stagnation (growth of 1% or less) alongside falls in wage inequality generally, mainly due to wage reductions among the highest-paid (Quintile 5). The table shows this pattern in most countries from Croatia downwards, most significantly in Sweden and the UK.


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Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence Daron Acemoglu. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in July NBER Program(s):Labor Studies Program. This paper offers a model where firms decide what types of jobs to create and then search for suitable workers. Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence by Daron Acemoglu.

Published in vol issue 5, pages of American Economic Review, DecemberAbstract: I present a model where firms decide what types of jobs to create and then search for suitabl. While changes in the minimum wage can potentially account for much of the movement in lower tail earnings inequality, strong time series correlations of.

American Economic Association Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence Author(s): Daron Acemoglu Source: The American Economic Review, Vol.

89, No. 5 (Dec., ), pp. "Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence," CEPR Discussion PapersC.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

Acemoglu, D., "Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence," Working papersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.

Get this from a library. Changes in unemployment and wage inequality: an alternative theory and some evidence. [Daron Acemoglu; National Bureau of Economic Research.].

As, over the last decades, changes in both the US and the UK wage distribution have been characterized by an increase not only in overall inequality, but also in residual inequality with a.

Get this from a library. Changes in unemployment and wage inequality: an alternative theory and some evidence. [Daron Acemoglu; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- This paper offers a model where firms decide what types of jobs to create and then search for suitable workers.

When there are few skilled workers and the productivity gap between the skilled and the. Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper offers an alternative theory for the increase in unemployment and wage inequality experienced in the United States over the past two decades.

In my model firms decide the composition of jobs and then match with skilled and unskilled workers. The demand for skills is endogenous and an increase in the proportion of skilled Cited by: Total Compensation Inequality vs.

Wage Inequality Observable and Unobservable Components of Changes in Wage Inequality Permanent and Transitory Components of Earnings Inequality Cohort vs. Time Effects in Inequality and Returns to Education Longer-Term Historical Changes in the U.S. Wage Structure Size: 1MB. Wage Inequality and Unemployment: United States versus Europe Giuseppe Bertola, Andrea Ichino.

Chapter in NBER book NBER Macroeconomics AnnualVolume 10 (), Ben S. Bernanke and Julio J. Rotemberg, editors (p. 13 - 66) Conference held MarchPublished in January by MIT PressCited by: Since the mids when the urban reforms were implemented in earnest, wage inequality has widened (Appleton et al.

; Knight and Song ). During the period of the planned economy, one of the objectives of the Chinese government that was supported ideologically by Mao was to narrow the gender-wage gap.

growth in wage inequality in the United States and other advanced industrialized countries. Keywords logicalchange JEL Classification JJJ51 1 Introduction This paper reviews recent changes in the nature of wage inequality and discusses proposed explanations for these changes.

Most of the discussion focuses on File Size: KB. An increase in the proportion of skilled workers or skill-biased technical change can create a qualitative change in the composition of jobs, increasing the demand for skills, wage inequality, and the unemployment rates for both by: Discussion surrounding the subject of income inequality has covered many of the trend’s repercussions in recent times; including decreased cohesion, mounting slums, exploitation of labour, and enfeebled middle classes.

Nonetheless, one effect has received little attention than others: youth unemployment. Furthermore patterns of changes in educational wage differentials and overall wage inequality are much more divergent in the s and s than in the s.

Table 10 measures changes in overall wage inequality for men from (or the earliest year available) to (or the latest year available) in terms of the 90–10 log wage differential. Rising wage inequality and slow and uneven hourly wage growth for the vast majority of workers have been defining features of the U.S.

labor market for the last four decades, despite steady (if too slow) productivity growth. In only 10 of the last 40 years did most workers see any consistent positive wage growth: in the tight labor market of the late s and in the last five years ( The labor markets of important OECD countries show a similar picture: high wages and low unemployment for skilled workers and low wages but high unemployment for low-skilled workers.

During the last 10 years this fact has been studied under the hypothesis of "skill-biased technological change"Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

assessments of wage inequality. The lower tail of the black wage distri-bution is truncated by a high rate of joblessness, and the observed wage gap between black and white men understates racial inequality.

In short, the black-white wage gap is partly the artifact of a. Figure Unexpected Productivity Changes and Unemployment (a) Productivity is rising, increasing the demand for labor. Employers and workers become used to the pattern of wage increases. Then productivity suddenly stops increasing.

However, the expectations of employers and workers for wage increases do not shift immediately, so wages keep rising as before. market), changes in minimum wages will not have an efficiency loss and may not effect wage inequality in the uncovered sector.2 If employment actually increases in the covered sector as a result of minimum wage increase, and draws low wage workers from the uncovered sector, then one might expect earnings inequality to fall in the uncovered sector.

Blinder shows the unemployment rate, as a measure of the tightness of the labor market, is strongly related to wage growth and income inequality. Reductions in unemployment are associated with stronger growth in wages and compensation.

This relationship is known as the wage Phillips curve.Based on extensive original research, this book redresses this imbalance, examining the issue of unemployment and the problems it has brought for the people of China.

Investigating the market outcomes in post-reform urban China, the book focuses on the relationships between unemployment, inequality, and poverty.