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Can a minimum wage increase have an adverse impact on inequality? Evidence from two Latin American economies

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  • Diego Angel-Urdinola, 2008. "Can a minimum wage increase have an adverse impact on inequality? Evidence from two Latin American economies," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 6(1), pages 57-71, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:6:y:2008:i:1:p:57-71
    DOI: 10.1007/s10888-006-9049-1
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    1. Angel-Urdinola, Diego F., 2008. "Can the introduction of a minimum wage in FYR Macedonia decrease the gender wage gap?," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 46851, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    minimum wages; earnings inequality; distribution of wages; Latin America; J38; J23; D63;

    JEL classification:

    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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