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Metodología para empalmar la ECH y los convenios colectivos


  • 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)


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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  • Virginia Cabrera & Cecilia Cárpena, 2013. "Metodología para empalmar la ECH y los convenios colectivos," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 13-09, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-09-13

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    methodology; collective bargaining; Uruguay;

    JEL classification:

    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J59 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Other

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