Exports and Within-Plant Wage Distributions: Evidence from Mexico
AbstractThis short paper examines the effect of exporting on within-plant wage distributions in employer-employee data on Mexican manufacturing plants. Using the late-1994 peso devaluation interacted with initial plant size as a source of exogenous variation in exporting and focusing on wages at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th percentiles within each plant, we document three patterns: (1) there is no evidence of an effect of exporting on wages at the 10th percentile; (2) the wage effects of exporting are larger at higher percentiles, up to the 75th; and (3) there is no evidence of an increase in dispersion within the top quartile.
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Volume (Year): 102 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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- Frías, Judith A & Kaplan, David & Verhoogen, Eric A, 2012. "Exports and Within-Plant Wage Distributions: Evidence from Mexico," CEPR Discussion Papers 8835, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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