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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/35054
Modelling earnings dynamics and inequality: foreign workers and inequality trends in Luxembourg, 1988--2009
English
Sologon, Denisa M. [Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER]
Van Kerm, Philippe mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > ; Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER]
2018
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A Statistics in Society
Blackwell Publishing
181
2
409-440
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0964-1998
1467-985X
[en] The paper exploits large-scale administrative data to analyse trends in male earnings inequality in Luxembourg during 20 years of rapid economic growth, industrial redevelopment and massive inflow of foreign workers. A detailed error components model is estimated to identify persistent and transitory components of (the trends of) log-earnings variance and to disentangle the contributions to it of native, immigrant and cross-border workers. The model is flexible and allows for a high degree of individual, age, time and cohort heterogeneity. We observe a surprising stability in overall earnings inequality as a result of more complex underlying changes, with marked increases in persistent inequality (except among natives), a growing contribution of foreigners and a decrease in earnings instability (primarily for natives).
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/35054
10.1111/rssa.12303
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12303

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