Income inequality in professional and vocational occupations

About the project

Income Inequality in Professional and Vocational Occupations (IIPVO) is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project period is from 2014 to 2017.

The project group consists of researchers from the Work Research Institute (lead partner), Centre for the study of professions and Amsterdam centre for inequality studies. The research group has extensive experience in studying occupational regulation, labor unions, income inequality and social inequality. The project also draws on the expertise of an international advisory board.

The project consists of three work packages (WP1, WP2, WP3).  The research combines quantitative and qualitative methods: Survey data, administrative register data, interviews and document studies.

This project will contribute more knowledge on the consequences of occupational regulation for income inequality within and between occupations. The output from this research will be published in international and national peer-reviewed journals. In 2016, the project group will organize a PhD-course on occupational regulations and income inequality. Last, the project has mapped and coded the extent of each closure device (i.e. licensure, union density, credentialisation and certifications) at the occupational level in Norway. The Norwegian Occupational Regulations data set (NOR-data) on occupational closure can be downloaded from our home page.