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dc.contributor.authorLemos, Saraen_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 theliterature over the direction of the minimum wage employment effect. Explanations to nonnegativeeffects range from theoretical to empirical identification and data issues. Anexplanation, however, that has not been sufficiently explored is that a non-negative effectmight be an upward biased estimate of a truly negative effect, resulting from thesimultaneous determination of the minimum wage and employment. This paper estimates theemployment effect of the minimum wage using a number of political variables – notpreviously used in the literature – as excluded exogenous instruments to control for theendogeneity of the minimum wage variable. The data used is an under-explored Brazilianmonthly household survey from 1982 to 2000. Robust results indicate that an increase in theminimum wage has very small adverse 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 |x1136en_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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