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A comparison of different estimates of interindustry wage differentials: the case of Brazil

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  • Jorge Saba Arbache

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This paper compares the results from two procedures for estimating wage differentials. Using Brazilian data, the standard procedure of Krueger and Summers (Econometrica, 56, 259-193, 1988) is shown to provide an overestimation of standard errors and a biased estimation of the measure of wage dispersion, in comparison to the methodology proposed by Haisken-DeNew and Schmidt (Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming, 1997).

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  • Jorge Saba Arbache, 1999. "A comparison of different estimates of interindustry wage differentials: the case of Brazil," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(2), pages 67-71.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:2:p:67-71
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599353654
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    1. Alan Carruth & Bill Collier & Andy Dickerson, 1999. "Inter-industry Wage Differences and Individual Heterogeneity: How Competitive is Wage Setting in the UK?," Studies in Economics 9914, School of Economics, University of Kent.
    2. Jorge Saba Arbache, 1998. "How do Economic Reforms affect the Structure of Wages? The Case of Brazilian Manufacturing, 1984-1996," Studies in Economics 9817, School of Economics, University of Kent.

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