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Table 1 Summary statistics

From: When supply meets demand: wage inequality in Portugal

  1984 1995 2009
  Minimum wage   
Log real minimum wage (1982 prices) 3.875 3.992 4.181
Percentage of minimum wage earners 4.246 8.533 14.429
  College wage premium (Log points)   
All workers 0.675 0.896 0.833
1-9 years of experience 0.619 0.802 0.656
10-19 years of experience 0.779 1.061 0.933
20-29 years of experience 0.844 1.137 1.204
30+ years of experience 0.900 1.123 1.294
  Male   
  Location measures   
10th Percentile 3.973 4.066 4.184
Median 4.306 4.487 4.549
90th Percentile 4.872 5.236 5.450
Average 4.379 4.596 4.719
  Dispersion measures   
Standard deviation of log wages 0.368 0.491 0.528
Standard errors of log wage residuals 0.278 0.366 0.402
  Female   
  Location measures   
10th Percentile 3.888 3.992 4.181
Median 4.093 4.230 4.395
90th Percentile 4.630 5.001 5.265
Average 4.189 4.378 4.575
  Dispersion measures   
Standard deviation of log wages 0.309 0.428 0.463
Standard errors of log wage residuals 0.231 0.317 0.330
  1. Notes: See note to Figure 1. The log wage residuals are obtained with log wage regressions that control for five education categories, eight age categories, and all possible interactions between these two variables. College wage premium computed as described in the Appendix.