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El empleo público en América Latina. Evidencia de las encuestas de hogares


  • Gasparini, Leonardo

    (CEDLAS – Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Arcidiácono, Malena

    (CEDLAS – Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Carella, Laura

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Puig, Jorge

    (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Gluzmann, Pablo

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Brassiolo, Pablo

    (Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF))


This paper provides evidence about the public employment in Latin America during the period 1992-2012, exploiting a standardized database of household surveys from all the countries of the region. These surveys constitute a useful tool because of their national representativeness, their frequency, and their wide coverage about employment and wage issues, both in the public sector as in the private, formal and informal. The article documents and analyzes the changes in the employment and wage levels of Latin-American public employees vis-à-vis the rest of workers.// Este artículo aporta evidencia sobre el empleo público en América Latina durante el periodo 1992-2012, explotando una base de datos estandarizados de las encuestas de hogares de todos los países de la región. Estas encuestas constituyen una buena herramienta por su representatividad nacional, su frecuencia y su amplia cobertura sobre cuestiones de empleo y salarios, tanto en el sector público como en el privado, formal e informal. El trabajo documenta y analiza los cambios en los niveles de empleo y salarios de los empleados públicos latinoamericanos vis-à-vis el resto de los trabajadores

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  • Gasparini, Leonardo & Arcidiácono, Malena & Carella, Laura & Puig, Jorge & Gluzmann, Pablo & Brassiolo, Pablo, 2015. "El empleo público en América Latina. Evidencia de las encuestas de hogares," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(328), pages .749-784, octubre-d.
  • Handle: RePEc:elt:journl:v:82:y:2015:i:328:p:749-784

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    1. Maloney, William F., 2004. "Informality Revisited," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 1159-1178, July.
    2. Leonardo Gasparini & Mariana Marchionni & Nicolás Badaracco & Joaquín Serrano, 2015. "Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America: Evidence of Deceleration," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0181, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
    3. Gluzmann, Pablo & Jaume, David & Gasparini, Leonardo, 2012. "Decisiones laborales en América Latina: el caso de los emprendedores," Research Department working papers 235, CAF Development Bank Of Latinamerica.
    4. Gasparini Leonardo & Leonardo Tornaroli, 2009. "Labor Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Patterns and Trends from Household Survey Microdata," Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE, September.
    5. Pablo Gluzmann & David Jaume & Leonardo Gasparini, 2012. "Decisiones laborales en América Latina: el caso de los emprendedores. Un estudio sobre la base de encuestas de hogares," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0137, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    1. Pessino, Carola & Izquierdo, Alejandro & Vuletin, Guillermo, 2020. "Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 9152 edited by Izquierdo, Alejandro -//- Pessino, Carola -//- Vuletin, Guillermo, December.

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    empleo público; salarios; América Latina;

    JEL classification:

    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets


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