Regional earnings inequality in Great Britain: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

Heather Suzanne Dickey

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Abstract

The increase in national earnings inequality in Great Britain over the last two decades has predominantly been a result of increasing earnings inequality within the regions of Great Britain, and not rising inequality between regions. However, there is a severe lack of empirical research exploring the evolution of earnings inequality within regions. This paper investigates the causes of rising within-region inequality in Great Britain. It examines the changes that have taken place between 1976 and 1995, and regional quantile regressions are estimated to reveal those factors that have contributed to the rise in within-region inequality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-806
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Volume47
Issue number4
Early online date20 Aug 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • wage inequality
  • United-States
  • differentials
  • UK
  • dispersion
  • rigidity
  • union

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