Wage Concentration in Spain: A Spatial Analysis by Beatriz Larraz, Mónica Navarrete and José Manuel Pavía


Abstract: Using the latest available micro-data corresponding to the Structure of Earnings Survey 2010 (N = 216.769), in this chapter the degree of concentration of wages in Spain at the provincial and regional levels is estimated. From the analysis of the statistics obtained it is possible to know in detail the spatial distribution of national wage inequality, to identify those areas where inequality is greatest, and to estimate the possible existence of spatial dependence and structure. The analysis focuses not only on the study of global inequality, but delves into the question by extending the analysis from a gender perspective.