Industrial Affiliation and Wage Differentials in Brazil

Revista Brasileira de Economia, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 159-184, April-June 2004

Posted: 12 Sep 2004

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Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

João Alberto De Negri

IPEA - Institute for Applied Economic Research

Abstract

This paper investigates the inter-industry wage differentials in Brazil. We examine the impacts of industry affiliation at the three-digit level, and control our regressions with firm variables such as plant size, nationality of capital, and international trade, among several other labor variables. Therefore, we could access the impact of industry affiliation on wages taking into account supply and demand characteristics. We found evidence that value added, profits and technology at the industry level affect the wage dispersion in Brazil.

Keywords: Inter-industry wage differential, wage determination, Brazil

JEL Classification: J31

Suggested Citation

Arbache, Jorge and De Negri, João Alberto, Industrial Affiliation and Wage Differentials in Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Economia, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 159-184, April-June 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=587883

Jorge Arbache (Contact Author)

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics ( email )

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João Alberto De Negri

IPEA - Institute for Applied Economic Research ( email )

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Brasilia DF 70900-010
Brazil
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