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Table 7 Decomposition of earnings dispersion by skill-gender groups: absolute and relative contributions, 1991

From: Are changes in the dispersion of hours worked a cause of increased earnings inequality?

Group Country I y I w I h ρ RC w RC h RC ρ
Low- USA 0.119 0.097 0.016 0.006 0.815 0.135 0.050
skilled   (0.005) (0.003) (0.002) (0.002)    
males UK 0.090 0.085 0.020 −0.015 0.943 0.220 −0.163
   (0.005) (0.004) (0.001) (0.003)    
  DE 0.103 0.094 0.028 −0.018 0.908 0.266 −0.175
   (0.004) (0.004) (0.003) (0.003)    
  FR 0.070 0.065 0.010 −0.004 0.921 0.140 −0.061
   (0.002) (0.002) (0.000) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.144 0.104 0.027 0.014 0.719 0.184 0.097
skilled   (0.008) (0.006) (0.003) (0.004)    
males UK 0.104 0.110 0.040 −0.047 1.059 0.389 −0.449
   (0.010) (0.010) (0.009) (0.013)    
  DE 0.094 0.081 0.018 −0.005 0.859 0.195 −0.054
   (0.008) (0.007) (0.002) (0.004)    
  FR 0.113 0.110 0.043 −0.039 0.973 0.377 −0.349
   (0.005) (0.005) (0.002) (0.004)    
Low- USA 0.156 0.086 0.057 0.012 0.554 0.368 0.078
skilled   (0.008) (0.005) (0.005) (0.005)    
females UK 0.257 0.089 0.131 0.037 0.346 0.511 0.143
   (0.010) (0.005) (0.006) (0.006)    
  DE 0.173 0.097 0.081 −0.005 0.561 0.469 −0.030
   (0.006) (0.004) (0.004) (0.004)    
  FR 0.119 0.066 0.053 0.000 0.551 0.448 0.001
   (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.188 0.109 0.074 0.005 0.581 0.394 0.025
skilled   (0.009) (0.005) (0.005) (0.006)    
females UK 0.209 0.098 0.101 0.010 0.469 0.484 0.047
   (0.015) (0.007) (0.009) (0.008)    
  DE 0.152 0.121 0.094 −0.063 0.795 0.621 −0.415
   (0.023) (0.018) (0.010) (0.016)    
  FR 0.078 0.092 0.050 −0.065 1.183 0.647 −0.829
   (0.003) (0.003) (0.002) (0.004)