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Regional earnings inequality in Great Britain: a decomposition analysis

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Publication date

2001

Abstract

This paper investigates the degree of earnings inequality in Great Britain over the period 1975-96 using individual-based data. It finds that the contribution of within-group inequality to both earnings inequality cross-sectionally and to its trend over time is substantially more important than the contribution of between-group inequality. Thus, the primary source of increasing inequality in the overall earnings distribution is increasing inequality within regions and not differences in average earnings between regions. A decomposition of the Gini coeYcient is also adopted to illustrate how regional convergence in average earnings has been accompanied by increasing overall earnings inequality in the UK.

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Regional Studies

Volume

35 (7):605-612

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http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/sregional+studies/sregional+studies/1%2C2%2C4%2CB/exact&FF=sregional+studies&1%2C3%2C/indexsort=-

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