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Table 8 Decomposition of earnings dispersion by skill-gender groups: absolute and relative contributions, 1995

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 0.168 0.145 0.021 0.002 0.864 0.126 0.010
skilled   (0.009) (0.008) (0.002) (0.003)    
males UK 0.114 0.110 0.027 −0.022 0.961 0.234 −0.195
   (0.012) (0.011) (0.003) (0.011)    
  DE 0.070 0.075 0.025 −0.030 1.071 0.356 −0.428
   (0.003) (0.004) (0.002) (0.004)    
  FR 0.074 0.064 0.013 −0.002 0.861 0.172 −0.033
   (0.002) (0.002) (0.000) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.170 0.139 0.027 0.003 0.821 0.160 0.019
skilled   (0.006) (0.005) (0.002) (0.003)    
males UK 0.126 0.104 0.035 −0.014 0.830 0.278 −0.109
   (0.010) (0.006) (0.006) (0.006)    
  DE 0.105 0.100 0.025 −0.020 0.951 0.241 −0.192
   (0.008) (0.012) (0.004) (0.011)    
  FR 0.126 0.117 0.042 −0.034 0.931 0.337 −0.268
   (0.005) (0.004) (0.002) (0.004)    
Low- USA 0.169 0.123 0.043 0.003 0.728 0.252 0.020
skilled   (0.007) (0.007) (0.003) (0.007)    
females UK 0.266 0.100 0.122 0.044 0.377 0.459 0.164
   (0.012) (0.008) (0.007) (0.007)    
  DE 0.178 0.100 0.096 −0.017 0.561 0.537 −0.098
   (0.008) (0.007) (0.005) (0.009)    
  FR 0.132 0.068 0.059 0.005 0.518 0.447 0.035
   (0.003) (0.002) (0.001) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.215 0.138 0.055 0.023 0.641 0.254 0.105
skilled   (0.007) (0.005) (0.003) (0.003)    
females UK 0.244 0.127 0.099 0.019 0.518 0.405 0.077
   (0.021) (0.012) (0.009) (0.010)    
  DE 0.153 0.125 0.086 −0.058 0.816 0.562 −0.378
   (0.019) (0.015) (0.009) (0.013)    
  FR 0.097 0.096 0.056 −0.055 0.984 0.579 −0.562
   (0.003) (0.003) (0.002) (0.003)