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Metodología para empalmar la ECH y los convenios colectivos

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  • Virginia Cabrera


    (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Egresada)

  • Cecilia Cárpena


    (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Egresada)

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    In 2005 a system of collective bargaining that defines minimum wages by industry and job categories within industries was re-implemented in Uruguay. In this document we describe in detail a methodology that combines wage data from Uruguay’s Household Survey with administrative data on minimum wages by industry to get a measure of compliance with those mandatory minimums for the period 2007-2011. The main difficulty of this type of exercise is that both data sources use different classification of job categories and industries. Overcoming this difficulty implies a careful job of case by case matching. The matching exercise assigned a specific minimum wage for 73.5% of workers in 2007-2008 and around 88% for 2009-2011.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Economía - IECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 13-09.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2013
    Handle: RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-09-13
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