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Characterizing Cohort Patterns for Italian Wages Federico Biagi

  title={Characterizing Cohort Patterns for Italian Wages Federico Biagi},
  author={Federico Biagi},
In this paper we characterize inter-generational and intra-generational patterns of earnings for Italian dependent workers for the period 1984-1995. Using data from the Bank of Italy’s Survey of Household Income and Wealth, we construct cohort specific age profiles for mean wages (the measure of central location here adopted) and for the 90-10 percentile differential (the inequality measure); we estimate the age profiles for three categories of workers, which differ for educational attainment… 

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