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Uma avaliação dos impactos do salário mínimo sobre o nível de pobreza metropolitana no Brasil

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  • Ricardo Paes de Barros

    (IPEA)

  • Carlos Henrique Corseuil

    (IPEA)

  • Miguel N. Foguel

    (IPEA)

  • Philippe G. Leite

    (IPEA and ENCE)

Abstract

This paper estimates the impact of recent minimum wage adjustments on poverty level for the six major Brazilian metropolitan areas. We make a decomposition of the observed variation on poverty level registered for a sample of longitudinal data based on a monthly employment survey (PME/IBGE). According to the decomposition we point the share of the observed variation on poverty level due to the wage and ocupational status variation of workers affected by the minimum legislation. We break the decomposition in several steps to be able to consider several alternatives of the group of workers affected by the minimum wage legislation. We have evidences of significant impacts of minimum wage on poverty level for metropolitan areas. The medium elasticity for the period analyzed (1995/1998) was approximately –0.4, when this effect is incorporated, which means that in the very short-run poverty rises in Brazilian metropolitan areas when the value of the minimum wage is increased.

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Article provided by ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics] in its journal Economia.

Volume (Year): 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-June)
Pages: 47-71

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Handle: RePEc:anp:econom:v:2:y:2001:i:1:p:47-71

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Keywords: minimum-wage; poverty;

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Cited by:
  1. Luis F. Lopez-Calva & Sonia Rocha, 2012. "Exiting Belindia? Lesson from the Recent Decline in Income Inequality in Brazil," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12808, The World Bank.
  2. Lemos, Sara, 2004. "The Effects of the Minimum Wage in the Formal and Informal Sectors in Brazil," IZA Discussion Papers 1089, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Neumark, David & Cunningham, Wendy & Siga, Lucas, 2006. "The effects of the minimum wage in Brazil on the distribution of family incomes: 1996-2001," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 80(1), pages 136-159, June.
  4. Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, 2012. "Poverty, Inequality and Social Policies in Brazil, 1995-2009," Working Papers 87, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  5. Kapelyuk Sergey, 2014. "Impact of minimum wage on income distribution and poverty in Russia," EERC Working Paper Series 14/03e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.

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