Title
The 2004 law on allowances to children in Lithuania : what do microsimulations tell us about its distributional impacts?The 2004 law on allowances to children in Lithuania : what do microsimulations tell us about its distributional impacts?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Research group
Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy
Publication type
report
Publication
S.l. , [*]
Subject
Sociology
Source (series)
MGSoG working paper ; 2010:002
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Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Do EU citizens have an increased opportunity to improve their position in the distribution of earnings over time? This question is answered by exploring short and long-term wage mobility for males across 14 EU countries between 1994 and 2001 using ECHP. Mobility is evaluated using rank measures which capture positional movements in the distribution of earnings. All countries recording an increase in cross-sectional inequality recorded also a decrease in shortterm mobility. Among countries where inequality decreased, short-term mobility increased in Denmark, Spain, Ireland and UK, and decreased in Belgium, France and Ireland. Long-term mobility is higher than short-term mobility, but long-term persistency is still high in all countries. The lowest long-term mobility is found in Luxembourg followed by four clusters: first, Spain, France and Germany; second, Netherlands, and Portugal; third, UK, Italy and Austria; forth, Greece, Finland, Belgium and Ireland. The highest long-term mobility is recorded in Denmark.
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