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Inter-industry Wage Premia in Portugal: Evidence from EU-SILC data

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  • C14 - Semiparametric And Nonparametric Methods: General
  • J31 - Wage Level And Structure
  • Wage Differentials
  • I21 - Analysis Of Education
  • Education


In this paper we investigate whether inequality in the inter-industry wage premia may be explained by unobserved differences in workers’ educational skills. We use the 2007 EU-SILC data set for Portugal, a nation which can be considered a case-study, due to its high inter-industry wage dispersion. Applying both OLS and quantile regression techniques, our results suggest that this unobserved heterogeneity is not a relevant matter in the wage premia determination. We thus corroborate the previous empirical contribution to Economic Letters performed by Martins (2004).

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