Origins of Wage Inequality in an Information Society: The Case of Taiwan

Wei Ching Wang*

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Abstract

Many researchers have noted the growing wage disparity in information societies. The reasons for this wage inequality, however, are still in dispute. This article explores the sources of wage inequality and the reasons for its rise during Taiwan's transition to an information society. Applying the Theil index for measuring economic inequality, this analysis is able to shed light on the sources of inequality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInformation Society
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

Keywords

  • information economy
  • information society
  • informatization
  • political economy
  • Taiwan
  • wage inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Cultural Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Political Science and International Relations

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