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Dispersión y Estabilidad de las Diferencias Salariales interestatales en México, 1984-2000

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  • Willy W. Cortez

    (Departmento de Metodos Cuantitativos, CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara)

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Economic liberalization has induced a new dynamics on wage setting and employment on Mexican labor market. These changes have been caused by two related events: productive restructuring and increasing labor market flexibility. To the extent that productive restructuring has implied significant regional changes, we assess if these regional changes have been accompanied by significant changes in cross state wage differences by educational levels. We find evidence that there is a small trend for the wage differences to decline among college graduates. However, the evidence among lower educational levels is less conclusive. Resumen La liberalización económica ha inducido una nueva dinámica de determinación de los salarios y el empleo en el mercado laboral Mexicano. Estos cambios han sido causados por dos eventos relacionados: la reestructuración productiva y a la creciente flexibilización del mercado laboral. En la medida que la reestructuración productiva ha implicado cambios regionales significativos, se evalúa si estos cambios regionales han venido acompañados de cambios significativos en las diferencias salariales interestatales por nivel educativo. Se encuentra evidencia de una ligera tendencia hacia la reducción de las diferencias salariales entre los trabajadores con educación universitaria. Para los niveles educativos inferiores la evidencia es menos concluyente.

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  • Willy W. Cortez, 2005. "Dispersión y Estabilidad de las Diferencias Salariales interestatales en México, 1984-2000," Development and Comp Systems 0502014, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez & Nora Lustig, 2017. "Labour income inequality in Mexico: Puzzles solved and unsolved," WIDER Working Paper Series 186, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Cortez, Willy Walter & Islas-Camargo, Alejandro, 2009. "How Correlated are Mexico’s Salaries and Us Output? an Inquiry on Some Us Border Cities," Panorama Económico, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, vol. 0(08), pages 35-62, primer se.

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    Keywords

    Diferencias Salariales Interestatales; Nivel Educativo; Ecuación de Mincer; México;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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