7 July 2016 | PEIW | Projects

Differences in remuneration among professions

This project, led by Thijs Bol, assistant professor in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, investigates why some professions become increasingly lucrative, while wages in other professions remain the same or decreases.

Wage inequality has increased in recent decades in many Western countries. Research shows that this increase can be explained primarily by an increasing disparity in wages among professions. Several studies show that the growth in wage inequality in the United States and the United Kingdom took place between occupations, but less is known about the extent to which this is also the case for Europe. Furthermore, we have only very little knowledge on why some occupations increasingly pay more than others.

Researcher

dr. Thijs Bol, assistant professor in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

Duration

3 years

Grant

NWO VENI grant