Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229392
Authors: 
Ballon, Paola
Dávalos, Jorge
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/168
Abstract: 
This paper identifies the socioeconomic drivers of earnings inequality in Peru in the period 2004-18. Using the ENAHO household surveys and data on routine task content of occupations, we apply inequality decomposition methods to the real earnings distribution, its quantiles, and the Gini index. We find that in this period inequality has reduced, with great improvement attributed to reductions in the gender wage gap and macroeconomic factors. However, we did not find strong evidence for factors related to changes in workers' attributes or shifts in job characteristics, except for a slight enhancing effect of the task content of occupations, which increases in importance as we move from 'poorer' to 'richer' deciles.
Subjects: 
real earnings
decomposition methods
inequality
Peru
JEL: 
C3
I21
I31
O54
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-925-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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