Sectoral Labor Income Share Dynamics: Cross – Country Evidence from a Novel Dataset

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute (ADB) | Published Date: September, 28 , 2018

This paper overcomes the constraint and provides some preliminary outcomes from a novel dataset that the authors compile at the sectoral level (10 sectors) for 53 countries, including 20 developing countries. The preliminary evidence suggests that, at the disaggregated level, the government service sector accounts for the largest share of labor income (46%), whereas public utilities (16%) and mining (20%) are the sectors with the smallest shares of labor income. The unweighted average labor income share in developing countries is slightly lower than that in developed countries. We find considerable variation in labor income share estimates within each region and within each broad category of sectors, measured at the level and with changes over time.

Author(s): Yoko Oishi, Saumik Paul | Posted on: Oct 01, 2018 | Views() | Download (143)

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