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Oferta Laboral en México: un enfoque de variables instrumentales

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  • Cinthya Caamal Olvera.

    (University of Essex.)

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This paper estimates wage and income elasticities from labour supply equations for Mexican female and male workers observed between 1988 and 2002. We use time and state variation in per capita public spending in education to identify the effect of wages on hours worked, and find strong statistical support for this instrument. We find large elasticities among women in the range of –0.023 to 0.44. These are weaker among men; especially those who are single or married without children. There is evidence of a large heterogeneity along a number of observable attributes. When comparing by region, wage elasticities become stronger for those married with children, this is, in the North Center females have the largest positive wage elasticity, 2.57; while in the Gulf, the largest positive for males is 0.615.

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Article provided by Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia in its journal Ensayos Revista de Economia.

Volume (Year): XXVI (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 115-154

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Handle: RePEc:ere:journl:v:xxvi:y:2007:i:1:p:115-154

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  1. Fausto Hernández-Trillo & Arturo Antón-Sarabia, 2013. "Optimal Gasoline Tax in Developing, Oil-Producing Countries: The Case of Mexico," Working papers, CIDE, División de Economía DTE 555, CIDE, División de Economía.

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