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Wage Differentials and Occupational Wage Premia: Firm-Level Evidence for Brazil and Chile

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  • Mizala, Alejandra
  • Romaguera, Pilar

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This paper examines wage differentials at the firm level in Chile and Brazil, using data for 1985 and 1991, and 1987 respectively. The high level of disaggregation in the data available for Chile enables the authors also to analyze the degree to which wage differentials between individual employers are similar across occupations. The results of this study reaffirm those of previous research pointing to noncompetitive explanations for wage differentials, specifically providing clear evidence that interfirm wage premia are highly correlated across occupations. Copyright 1998 by The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

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Article provided by International Association for Research in Income and Wealth in its journal Review of Income & Wealth.

Volume (Year): 44 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 239-57

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Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:44:y:1998:i:2:p:239-57

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  2. Lane, Julia I. & Salmon, Laurie A. & Spletzer, James R., 2007. "Establishment Wage Differentials," Working Papers 403, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Filhoz, Naercio Aquino Menezes & Muendler, Marc-Andreas & Ramey, Garey, 2005. "The Structure of Worker Compensation in Brazil, With a Comparison to France and the United States¤," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt55q3h7nj, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  4. Filho, Naerico Aquino Menezes & Muendler, Marc-Andreas & Ramey, Garey, 2006. "The Structure of Worker Compensation in Brazil, With a Comparison to France and the United States," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt8pr105rg, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
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  6. Menezes Filho, N. A. & Menezes Filho, N. A., 2007. "The Structure of Worker Compensation in Brazil, With a Comparison to France and the United States," Insper Working Papers wpe_78, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

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