Decomposing the change in wage inequality: a counterfactual analysis on Italian data

Angino, Siria (A.A. 2012/2013) Decomposing the change in wage inequality: a counterfactual analysis on Italian data. Tesi di Laurea in Advanced econometrics, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore Giuseppe Ragusa, pp. 63. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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Economic inequality is a relevant issue under many aspects: growth concerns, policy orientation, social dynamics. The aim of this paper is, first, to establish if there has been a change in wage inequality for Italian employees between 2000 and 2010, and second, to decompose this eventual variation into a wage structure and a composition component. The decomposition method used is the one proposed in Chernozhukov, Fernandez-Val and Melly (2009). We find that inequality remained nearly constant, except when considering the lower end of the distribution: in this case inequality strongly decreased. We also perform the detailed decomposition for the wage structure effect.


Bibliografia: pp. 62-63.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in Economics and Finance (LM-56)
Chair: Advanced econometrics
Thesis Supervisor: Ragusa, Giuseppe
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Vallanti, Giovanna
Academic Year: 2012/2013
Session: Summer
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wage inequality. Counterfactual distribution. Decomposition analysis.
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2013 11:24
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 23:34


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