Post-Reform Trends in Wage Inequality: The Case of Urban Bolivia

Kiel Working Paper No. 1126

33 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2002

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Julius Spatz

Independent

Susan Steiner

Institute for African Affairs

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

This paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing controversy on the distributional effects of structural reforms in developing countries. Applying inequality indices and Fields' (2001) decomposition methodology to Bolivian household survey data of the years 1989 to 1997, we identify recent trends in wage inequality. Using a rent-based dual-economy model, we can link these trends to the structural reforms undertaken in Bolivia since 1985.

Keywords: Structural Reforms, Inequality, Dual Economy, Bolivia

JEL Classification: D31, J50, L16, O17

Suggested Citation

Spatz, Julius and Steiner, Susan, Post-Reform Trends in Wage Inequality: The Case of Urban Bolivia (September 2002). Kiel Working Paper No. 1126. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=331700 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.331700

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