Inter-industry wage dispersion in Portugal

Joop Hartog*, Pedro T. Pereira, José A. C. Vieira

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The emerging notion that corporatism/centralisation reduces inter-industry wage dispersion is the main leading force behind this paper. We use data from a long series of comparable datasets to analyse the evolution of the size of inter-industry wage dispersion in Portugal. We compare the results with the ones obtained in other countries to find that the country has a high inter-industry wage inequality when compared with the European standard. Nevertheless, the dispersion decreased during the second half of the 1980s along with the establishment of a neo-corporatist setting, supporting the expected reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-364
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Corporatism
  • Cross-country comparison
  • Inter-industry wage dispersion
  • Portugal


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