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Falling urban wage premium and inequality trends: evidence for Brazil

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  • de Oliveira Cruz , Bruno

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    (IPEA)

  • Naticchioni , Paolo

    (University of Cassino, Sapienza University)

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In this paper, we use data from the National Household Survey (PNAD) for Brazil to investigate the dynamics of the urban wage premium and the relationship between the urban wage premium and inequality trends, and we find two main results. First, we find a decreasing urban wage premium over the period 2002-2009 using both OLS and quantile regression. Second, we show that the fall in the urban wage premium is more pronounced at the 90th percentile than at the 10th percentile. This finding suggests that the falling urban wage premium has contributed to the reduction in inequality observed in Brazil in the last decade.

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Article provided by Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional in its journal Investigaciones Regionales.

Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 24 ()
Pages: 91-113

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Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0005

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Keywords: Urban Wage Premium; Wage Inequality; Brazil;

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  1. Appleton, Simon & Song, Lina & Xia, Qingjie, 2012. "Understanding Urban Wage Inequality in China 1988-2008: Evidence from Quantile Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 7101, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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