Comparative Political Economy of Wage Distribution: The Role of Partisanship and Labour Market Institutions

@article{Pontusson2002ComparativePE,
  title={Comparative Political Economy of Wage Distribution: The Role of Partisanship and Labour Market Institutions},
  author={Jonas Pontusson and David Rueda and Christopher R. Way},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={32},
  pages={281 - 308}
}
Through a pooled cross-section time-series analysis of the determinants of wage inequality in sixteen OECD countries from 1973 to 1995, we explore how political-institutional variables affect the upper and lower halves of the wage distribution. Our regression results indicate that unionization, centralization of wage bargaining and public-sector employment primarily affect the distribution of wages by boosting the relative position of unskilled workers, while the egalitarian effects of Left… 
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