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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/10419/20304-
dc.description.abstractThe international literature on minimum wage greatly lacks empirical evidence fromdeveloping countries. Brazil?s minimum wage policy is a distinctive and central feature of theBrazilian economy. Not only are increases in the minimum wage large and frequent but theminimum wage has also been used as an anti-inflation policy in addition to its social role.This study estimates the effects of the minimum wage on both wages and employment usingpanel data techniques and Brazilian monthly household data from 1982 to 2000 at individualand regional levels. A number of conceptual and identification questions is discussed, forexample: (1) Various strategies on how to best measure the effect of a constant (national)minimum wage are summarized in a ?menu? of minimum wage variables and used toestimate wage and employment effects. (2) An employment decomposition that separatelyestimates the effect of the minimum wage on hours worked and on the number of jobs isused. Robust results indicate that an increase in the minimum wage strongly compresses thewages distribution with moderately 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 |x1069en_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.keywordpublic sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titleA Menu of Minimum Wage Variables for Evaluating Wages and Employment Effects : Evidence from Brazilen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn383817420en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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