S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소) Development and Society Korea Journal of Population and Development Vol.22 No.1/2 (1993)
The Change of Educational Earnings Inequality
- Lee, Jang Young
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- Korea Journal of Population and Development, Vol.22 No.2, pp. 197-214
- By applying decomposition analysis in this study I have explored the effect of education in each of six occupational categories between 1986 and 1989. Previous studies have shown that earnings inequality came about because of the more homogeneous earnings within each category in industry, occupation, and firm size, but not in education. However, if the occupational variable is controlled, education does not show the same trend. First, in the administration and service categories, earnings inequality of the educational level unexpectedly increased during 1986-89, due to widened variations within each educational level. Second, in the professional and production categories, earnings inequality was reduced due to more homogeneous earnings within each educational level. Third, in the clerical and sales categories, earnings inequality decreased due to less variation in mean earnings between educational levels.
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