Monday 12
A9 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
Chair: Markus Knell
› 11:05 - 11:30 (25min)
› Room 104 - B. Bartok
Hours Inequality
Lara Vivian  1@  , Cecilia Garcia-Peñalosa  2@  , Daniele Checchi  3@  
1 : Aix-Marseille School of Economics  (AMSE)  -  Website
Ecole Centrale Marseille (ECM), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
GREQAM, Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13236 Marseille Cedex 02 -  France
2 : Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille  (GREQAM)  -  Website
Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II, Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales [EHESS], CNRS : UMR7316, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13236 Marseille cedex 02 -  France
3 : University of Milan

Earnings are the product of wages and hours of work, hence the dispersion of hours can magnify or dampen a given distribution of wages. This paper examines how earnings inequality is aected by the dispersion of working hours using data for the US, the UK, Germany and France over the period 1989-2012. We nd that hours dispersion can account for over a third of earnings inequality in some countries and that its contribution has been growing over time. Our results are mainly driven by the changes in the gap of hours worked by the poorest and the richest workers.

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