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Inequality between individuals and between households: an analysis through family situations and professional careers

Institut des Politiques Publiques - PARIS - 2020

Following recent work in the United States and the United Kingdom, this project aims to quantify the role of companies in wage inequality in French data, accounting for household income distribution effects. The importance of the role played by companies in wage inequality has been studied by Card et al. (2013). This role is particularly important in gender inequalities interacting with family events: Coudin et al. (2018) shows how women are more likely than men to work in companies which pay lower wages after the birth of a child. It therefore seems relevant to place individual wage inequalities in a household context, as has been done in Anglo-Saxon research (Blundell et al., 2019): wage inequalities can be mitigated by income pooling or receipt of social benefits.