European Journal of Service Management

Previously: Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego. Service Management

ISSN: 2450-8535     eISSN: 2353-2858    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/ejsm.2016.17/1-02
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Service branches as activities minimizing wage inequality within European Union

Authors: Magdalena Cyrek
Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Keywords: wage inequality convergence service sector branches
Data publikacji całości:2016
Page range:8 (13-20)
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The analysis in the paper is focused on a problem of differences in a level of wages and salaries between EU countries in a sectoral dimension. We try to diagnose a scale of the differentiation and a direction of changes in a period of 2004-2013 years. In a search for the reasons of wage inequality between countries we pay our attention to structural differences in remunerations. We try to specify which branches are the most and which are the least diversified across EU countries in terms of a level of wages and salaries. As modern development is connected with servicisation of economies we try to specify a character of a service sector considering its ability to equalize remunerations. We verify a hypothesis if it covers branches with the lowest level of wage inequality across EU countries. Structure of the paper leads us from a diagnosis of a relative wage level across branches into assessment of wage inequality in different branches across EU countries. In conclusion we confirm the initial thesis and point out at information and communication as well as financial and insurance activities as the ones of the lowest wage inequality
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