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Table 9 Decomposition of earnings dispersion by skill-gender groups: absolute and relative contributions, 2000

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 0.147 0.126 0.016 0.005 0.858 0.111 0.031
skilled   (0.007) (0.006) (0.001) (0.003)    
males UK 0.098 0.087 0.022 −0.011 0.893 0.221 −0.114
   (0.006) (0.006) (0.002) (0.003)    
  DE 0.093 0.076 0.025 −0.007 0.809 0.268 −0.078
   (0.004) (0.003) (0.002) (0.002)    
  FR 0.076 0.065 0.014 −0.002 0.851 0.181 −0.032
   (0.003) (0.002) (0.000) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.169 0.139 0.021 0.008 0.824 0.127 0.049
skilled   (0.005) (0.004) (0.001) (0.002)    
males UK 0.122 0.108 0.027 −0.013 0.885 0.218 −0.103
   (0.009) (0.008) (0.005) (0.005)    
  DE 0.119 0.090 0.024 0.005 0.755 0.200 0.045
   (0.011) (0.007) (0.003) (0.005)    
  FR 0.120 0.106 0.034 −0.021 0.887 0.285 −0.172
   (0.005) (0.004) (0.001) (0.003)    
Low- USA 0.176 0.124 0.041 0.010 0.707 0.235 0.058
skilled   (0.014) (0.013) (0.003) (0.003)    
females UK 0.247 0.108 0.113 0.025 0.439 0.459 0.102
   (0.013) (0.010) (0.007) (0.012)    
  DE 0.212 0.093 0.110 0.010 0.437 0.517 0.047
   (0.006) (0.004) (0.004) (0.005)    
  FR 0.131 0.065 0.061 0.005 0.494 0.465 0.041
   (0.003) (0.002) (0.001) (0.001)    
High- USA 0.203 0.141 0.047 0.016 0.692 0.229 0.079
skilled   (0.007) (0.005) (0.003) (0.003)    
females UK 0.191 0.099 0.088 0.004 0.518 0.460 0.022
   (0.014) (0.010) (0.009) (0.013)    
  DE 0.157 0.086 0.087 −0.016 0.549 0.551 −0.100
   (0.012) (0.007) (0.007) (0.008)    
  FR 0.107 0.090 0.048 −0.032 0.848 0.454 −0.302
   (0.003) (0.002) (0.002) (0.003)