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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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Taking Data Seriously: Where the Data Come From and How We Should Use Them

Taking Data Seriously: Where the Data Come From and How We Should Use Them

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(p.16) 3 Taking Data Seriously: Where the Data Come From and How We Should Use Them
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0004

This chapter discusses the selection and application of earnings distribution data. Topics covered include criteria data selection and quality grading, the variety of data sources available, problems with cross-country comparisons of data and comparability of data over time, and the use of metrics and language.

Keywords:   earnings dispersion, wage data, OECD, earnings distribution data

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