The Changing Structure of Male Earnings in Britain , 1974-88

  title={The Changing Structure of Male Earnings in Britain , 1974-88},
  author={John Schmitt},
The paper uses data from the annual British General Household Survey to examine changes in the structure of weekly earnings for full-time male employees aged 16 to 64 during the period 1974-1988. The principal findings are: (1) earnings inequality fell slightly in the second half of the 1970s only to grow sharply during the 1980s; (2) rising financial returns to education and labor market experience in the 1980s account for between one-third and one-half of the growth in earnings inequality… CONTINUE READING
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