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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries$
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A.B. Atkinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.001.0001

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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(p.172) D Czech Republic
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0019

This chapter presents tables of data on the Czech Republic and an account of its increased earnings distribution. It shows that the distribution of earnings in Czechoslovakia was broadly stable for the thirty-year period from 1959 to 1989. The move to a market economy led to a widening of differentials in the upper part of the distribution. Although there has been a fall in the bottom decile since 1993, to date the upper part does not appear to be following the pattern of widening observed in many other countries.

Keywords:   country data, data sources, earnings distribution, market economy, earnings dispersion

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