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Assessing the stability of the inter-industry wage structure in the face of radical economic reforms

  • Arbache, Jorge Saba
  • Dickerson, Andy
  • Green, Francis

We assess the stability of the wage structure in an economy experiencing substantial economic changes. We find that the structure of inter-industry wage differentials remained remarkably stable in Brazil in the face of major shocks.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 83 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 149-155

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