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World Politics 51.1 (1998) 73
 

Welfare-State Retrenchment Revisited:
Entitlement Cuts, Public Sector Restructuring, and Inegalitarian Trends in Advanced Capitalist Societies

Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson


Table 1
Percentage Changes in Wage Inequality (90-10 Ratios)
among Full-Time Wage Earners (1979-95)

Men Women Both Sexes

Australia 1979-95 7.0 6.7 5.8
Austria 1980-94 5.3a 10.7 6.4
Belgium 1985-93 -2.1a -3.9a -4.4a
Canada 1981-94 8.0 8.3 5.0
Denmark 1980-90 1.9
Finland 1980-94 3.3 -4.8 -2.8
France 1979-94 1.2 10.0 0.9
Germany 1983-93 -6.3 -14.0 -12.7
Italy 1979-93 14.9 -7.0 -4.4
Japan 1979-94 6.2 1.8 0.0
Netherlands 1985-94 4.0
New Zealand 1984-94 17.6 8.7 5.2
Norway 1980-91 -4.4
Sweden 1980-93 3.8 10.3 3.9
Switzerland 1991-95 4.9 -7.0 -0.4
U.K. 1979-95 36.6 34.2 21.4
U.S. 1979-95 35.6 28.4

Source: OECD, Employment Outlook (July 1996), 61-62.
a Based on 80-10 rather than 90-10 ratios.
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