The Class-Origin Wage Gap Revisited: Supply and Demand Factors
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The wage gap between individuals of advantaged and disadvantaged class origin is analysed using unique population-level matched employer employee data from Sweden. Using an unusually detailed measure of education, the remaining wage gap is considerably smaller compared to standard specifications. The wage gap is also influenced by geographic segregation. The wage gap varies considerably across industries and occupations, and the reasons for this are discussed. It is small in the public sector, and also smaller in large compared to small private firms, suggesting that bureaucracy may act as a leveller.
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-37311DiVA: diva2:298944