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Wage Function: Australian Estimates Using the Income Distribution Survey

John Creedy, Alan Duncan (), Mark Harris () and Rosanna Scutella

No 761, Department of Economics - Working Papers Series from The University of Melbourne

Abstract: Wage functions provide much useful descriptive information about those characteristics of individuals which are associated with relatively high or low wage rates. In any cross-sectional survey there are many individuals who are not working at the time the survey is carried out. Such people may be sick or temporarily unemployed, in which case a current wage rate is not available, or they may not be participating in the labour market, in which case there may not even be a previous wage to record. The estimation procedure obviously needs to allow for this sample selection aspect.

Keywords: INCOME; DISTRIBUTION; WAGES; LABOUR MARKET; TAXES (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C52 D33 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
Note: This paper has now been published in: Creedy, J., Duncan, A.S., Harris, M.N. and Scutella, R. (2001), Wage Functions for Demographic Groups in Australia, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 4, no.4, pp. 300-320.
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