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Title: Minimum wage effects in a developing country
Authors: Lemos, Sara
First Published: Jan-2006
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester
Abstract: The available minimum wage literature, which is mostly based on US evidence, is not very useful for analyzing developing countries, where the minimum wage affects many more workers and labor institutions and law enforcement differ in important ways. The main contribution of this paper is to present new empirical evidence on minimum wage effects for a key developing country, Brazil. Using a monthly household survey panel from 1982 to 2000 we find evidence of a strong wage compression effect for both the formal and informal sectors. Furthermore, we find no evidence of adverse employment effects in either sector.
Series/Report no.: Papers in economics
01/2006
Links: http://www.le.ac.uk/economics/research/discussion/papers2006.html
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/7432
Type: Report
Appears in Collections:Reports, Dept. of Economics

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