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Marco Biagetti and Sergio Scicchitano
''Exploring the inter-industry wage premia in Portugal along the wage distribution: evidence from EU-SILC data''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.1 )
In this article we investigate whether inequality in the inter-industry wage premia may be explained by unobserved differences in workers' educational skills. We use the last 2007 wave of EU-SILC data set for Portugal, a nation which can be considered a case-study, due to its traditional high inter-industry wage dispersion. Applying both OLS and Quantile Regression techniques, our results suggest that quality differences across workers still remain an irrelevant matter in the wage premia determination, even after many noteworthy educational reforms adopted in that country since the beginning of the 1990s.
Keywords: Returns to education, inter-industry wage inequality, quantile regression, Portugal
JEL: I2 - Education: General
C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
Manuscript Received : Dec 11 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Jan 04 2011

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