Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125583
Authors: 
Cabral, Sónia
Duarte, Cláudia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of European Labor Studies [ISSN:] 2193-9012 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 13 [Pages:] 1-20
Abstract: 
We assess the differences in downward nominal and real wage rigidity between natives and immigrants in Portugal, using a matched employer-employee database and the International Wage Flexibility Project (IWFP) methodology. This methodology estimates a notional or counterfactual distribution that would prevail under wage flexibility and compares it to the empirical wage distribution. The estimated measures of wage rigidity capture the share of workers that received a wage freeze but would receive a wage cut in the absence of rigidity. We found that the differences between natives and immigrants are not substantial, but immigrants are more prone to institutional-related rigidities.
Subjects: 
Immigration
Wage rigidity
Matched employer-employee data
JEL: 
F22
J31
J61
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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