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Sacudidas salariales y variabilidad del consumo en México durante los años 90

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  • Miguel Székely
  • Orazio P. Attanasio

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(Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este trabajo se presentan elementos de juicio sobre la relación entre las sacudidas económicas y el salario relativo de los varones y los cambios de consumo de los hogares en México durante los años 90, un período caracterizado por una inestabilidad elevada. Además de realizar esta clase de análisis con México por primera vez, el trabajo presenta dos aportes principales. El primero es el uso de fuentes alternativas de datos para construir variables instrumentales de salarios. El segundo es analizar las diferencias entre cuatro categorías de consumo: bienes perecederos, bienes no perecederos, educación y salud. Nuestros resultados en cuanto al consumo de bienes perecederos rechazan la hipótesis de que los hogares mexicanos son capaces de asegurarse contra el riesgo idiosincrásico. En cuanto a las comparaciones entre categorías de consumo, la conclusión es que en México los hogares tienden a reaccionar a sacudidas pasajeras contrayendo el consumo de bienes que representan inversiones de más largo plazo en el capital humano, lo que los hace más vulnerables en el futuro.

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  • Miguel Székely & Orazio P. Attanasio, 2001. "Sacudidas salariales y variabilidad del consumo en México durante los años 90," Research Department Publications 4266, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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