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Fatores Determinantes dos Salários Relativos: um Estudo empírico com Dados Primários para a Região Metropolitana do Recife

  • Alexandre Rands


    (Datamétrica Consultoria, Pesquisa e Telemarketing)

  • Maurício Rands

This paper forwards some hypotheses on wage determination and relies on a survey with 210 questionnaires applied to workers in Recife to test them empirically. The major conclusions are: (i) Human capital is an important factor determining real wages and the domestic environment is crucial for its accumulation; (ii) workers bargaining strength, as measured by the union model, as well as size and ownership of the company, are also relevant factors determining the real wages; (iii) unions affiliation to Central Ùnica dos Trabalhadores raises wages; (iv) age is a relevant variable to determine wages, but only in the set which includes state owned enterprises; (v) the number of dependents is also relevant to determine relative wages; and (vi) wages for women are lower than for men.

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Paper provided by Datamétrica Consultoria Econômica in its series Working Papers with number 25.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 1998
Date of revision: 1998
Publication status: Published in Revista de Economia Política, 1998, p. 188-201.
Handle: RePEc:dtm:wpaper:25
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