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Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico
Mariano Bosch Marco Manacorda
, 2010, vol. 2, issue 4, pages 128-49
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Abstract:
This paper analyzes the contribution of the minimum wage to the well documented rise in earnings inequality in Mexico between the late 1980s and the early 2000s. We find that a substantial part of the growth in inequality, and essentially all of the growth in inequality in the bottom end of the distribution, is due to the steep decline in the real value of the minimum wage. (JEL J31, J38, O15, O17, O18, R23)
JEL-codes: J31 J38 O15 O17 O18 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.2.4.128
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