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Union Negotiation and Wage Inequality in Argentina: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Trends

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  • Juan Pedro Ronconi

    (Universidad de San Andrés)

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In conjunction with the recovery of the Argentine economy between 2003 and 2011, income distribution improved considerably. Though it does not provide a quantitative assessment, the relevant literature points to the resurgence of union negotiation as central to this process. This paper provides an account of the evolution of intra-union and inter-union inequality in basic wage agreements signed during this period, and reveals considerable improvements in both. The second part of the paper studies the behavior of the Federación de Camioneros (Truckers’ Federation) and its role in wage negotiations during the same period.

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  • Juan Pedro Ronconi, 2013. "Union Negotiation and Wage Inequality in Argentina: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Trends," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0145, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    1. Malena Arcidiácono, 2015. "Salario Mínimo y Distribución salarial: Evidencia para Argentina 2003 – 2013," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0192, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
    2. Casanova, Luis. & Alejo, Javier., 2015. "El efecto de la negociación colectiva sobre la distribución de los ingresos laborales evidencia empírica para Argentina en los años dos mil," ILO Working Papers 994875473402676, International Labour Organization.

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