Trends in earnings inequality and earnings mobility, 1977-1999: the impact of mobility on long-term inequality

Trends in earnings inequality and earnings mobility, 1977-1999: the impact of mobility on long-term inequality
Document type
Report
Author(s)
McKnight, Abigail
Publisher
DTI
Date of publication
1 February 2000
Series
Employment Relations Research
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This study uses longitudinal data on individuals between 1977 and 1997 to investigate the extent to which the observed increase in cross-section earnings inequality represents a widening of lifetime differentials in Britain. Although the experience of unemployment is clearly an important dimension of labour market inequality, individuals experiencing unemployment are generally excluded from measures of cross section inequality and lifetime, or long-term, inequality. A methodology is developed to provide a more inclusive measure of inequality

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