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dc.contributor.authorLemos, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:08Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20305-
dc.description.abstractA national minimum wage cannot explain variation in wages or employment across regions.Identification of the effect of the minimum wage separately from the effect of other variableson wages or employment requires regional variation. Many minimum wage variables withregional variation have been suggested in the literature. Such a variety of variables makes itdifficult to compare estimates across studies. First, estimates using different minimum wagevariables are not always calibrated to represent the effect of a 10% increase in the minimumwage on wages or employment. Second, different minimum wage variables might simplymeasure the effect of the minimum wage on different workers. Part of the controversial recentdebate in the literature over the magnitude and direction of the employment effect might bethat non-directly comparable estimates are being compared. This paper estimates andcritically compares the effects of the minimum wage on both wages and employment usingfive minimum wage variables common in the literature: real minimum wage, ?Kaitz index?,?fraction affected?, ?fraction at? and ?fraction below? the minimum wage. The data used is aBrazilian monthly household survey from 1982 to 2000. The estimates are robust andindicate that an increase in the minimum wage compresses the wages distribution with smalladverse effects on employment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1070en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titleAre Wage and Employment Effects Robust to Alternative Minimum Wage Variables?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn383818397en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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