Britain and BrExit: Is the UK more attractive to supervisors? An analysis of the wage premium to supervision across the EU

Leone Leonida*, Antonio Giangreco, Sergio Scicchitano, Marco Biagetti

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Abstract

We studied which European Union (EU) economy was more attractive prior to Brexit for employees in supervisory positions. We estimate the extra wage that supervisors earn relative to their subordinates—the wage premium to supervision (WPS)—at different quantiles of distribution of wages for 26 European economies. We find that the UK rewards supervisors more than other EU economies. Moreover, the WPS increases with wage and so increases wage inequality. Over 10% of the WPS depends on the national economic context. We discuss the implications for immigration and policymakers in relation to the post-Brexit process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-312
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume61
Issue number2
Early online date27 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Apr 2022

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