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Roberto Leombruni

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January 2009Wage Mobility and Dynamics in Italy in the 1990s
with Bruno Contini, Lia Pacelli, Claudia Villosio
in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors
April 2007Wage Mobility and Dynamics in Italy in the 90's
with Bruno Contini, Lia Pacelli, Claudia Villosio: w13029
Inspite of the centralized nature of wage bargaining in Italy, we find some evidence suggesting the existence of firm-wage policies. Firstly, the ratio of the between-firm wage variability relative to total wage variability is sizeable, and not very dissimilar from that reported for other countries. Secondly, the tide raising all boats is quite suggestive: not only do individual wages throughout the whole distribution increase as average firm wages increases, but the spread increases too. Firm wage policy matters in shaping not only the wage level distribution but also the wage change distribution. The within-firm s.d. of wage change is almost as high as that of individual wage change, and much higher than between-firm variability of average change in wages. Worker-based statistics, on the...

Published: Bruno Contini & Roberto Leombruni & Lia Pacelli & Claudia Villosio, 2009. "Wage Mobility and Dynamics in Italy in the 90s," NBER Chapters, in: The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

 
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