Wage Differentials in Brazil: Theory and Evidence

Posted: 26 Nov 2001

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Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

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This paper investigates the wage determination and wage differentials in Brazil for the 1980s and 1990s. We test several competitive models ant theories of segmentation explained by efficiency wages. We find that unmeasured abilities and efficiency wages play a role in explaining the wage determination in Brazil, and that both models gain importance in the 1990s. Transitory difference and compensating differentials do not seem to explain wage formation and wage differentials in Brazil.

Keywords: wage determination, wage differentials, Brazil

JEL Classification: J31, J41

Suggested Citation

Arbache, Jorge, Wage Differentials in Brazil: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, December 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=291573

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