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dc.contributor.authorLemos, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:16Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:16Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20324-
dc.description.abstractThe minimum wage literature is very limited on empirical evidence for developing countries.This already limited literature is even more limited on the effects of the minimum wage in theinformal sector, where most of the poor are. Extending the understanding of minimum wageeffects both in developing countries and in particular in the informal sector is crucial if theminimum wage is to be used as a policy to help poor people in poor countries. This paperestimates wage and employment effects, accounting for sorting into the formal and informalsectors. The data used is a monthly Brazilian household survey from 1982 to 2000 atindividual and regional levels. The formal and informal sectors employment effects were bothfound to be negative, consistent with the presence of a large spike, substantial spillovereffects, and the associated compression effect in the wage distribution of both sectors. Thissuggests a downwards sloping labour demand curve in both sectors, challenging thestandard Two Sectors Model as inadequate to explain the effect of the minimum wage on theformal and informal sectors in Brazil and in Latin America more generally.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1089en_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.keywordinformal sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of the Minimum Wage in the Formal and Informal Sectors in Brazilen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn384020372en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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