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Wage inequality and productivity growth: motivating carrots and crippling sticks

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Wage inequality is a particular focus of attention not only in public debates over the need for social regulation to support equity, but those over the implications of social regulation for productive performance. The present paper employs panel techniques to examine the comparative historical relationship between wage inequality and hourly labour productivity growth in the manufacturing sectors of nine advanced industrialised nations over the period 1970-1995. The results show that whilst gr...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
Research group:
Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
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SKOPE Research Paper
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http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2002-01-01
ISSN:
1644-1535
Paper number:
40, Spring 2002
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English
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2010-06-24

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