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dc.contributor.authorLemos, Saraen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1982-2000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:38Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:38Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20373-
dc.description.abstractFollowing the early 1980s apparent consensus, there has been a controversial debate in the literature over the direction of the minimum wage employment effect. Explanations to nonnegative effects range from theoretical to empirical identification and data issues. An explanation, however, that has not been sufficiently explored is that a non-negative effect might be an upward biased estimate of a truly negative effect, resulting from the simultaneous determination of the minimum wage and employment. This paper estimates the employment effect of the minimum wage using a number of political variables – not previously used in the literature – as excluded exogenous instruments to control for the endogeneity of the minimum wage variable. The data used is an under-explored Brazilian monthly household survey from 1982 to 2000. Robust results indicate that an increase in the minimum wage has very small adverse effects on employment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1136en_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.keywordinstrumentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical variablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titlePolitical Variables as Instruments for the Minimum Wageen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn386966915en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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