Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34032
Authors: 
Carneiro, Anabela
Portugal, Pedro
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2604
Abstract: 
This study investigates real wage cyclicality in Portugal for the years of 1986-98, addressing the heterogeneity in wages responses to aggregate labor market conditions for workers' hirings and separations. The results exhibit a moderate procyclical behavior of real wages for continuously employed workers, in particular, for job stayers. For workers' accessions a strongly procyclical behavior in wages was observed, which is consistent with the idea that entry wages are much more procyclical than current wages. This empirical evidence suggests that even micro-data estimates of real wage cyclicality may conceal a strong procyclical wage behavior, when heterogeneity on wages responses to aggregate conditions between employed workers and hirings and separations is not taken into account
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Working Paper

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