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The Brazilian wage curve: new evidence from the National Household Survey

Badi Baltagi (), Bartlomiej Rokicki and Kênia Barreiro Souza ()
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Kênia Barreiro Souza: University of Illinois

Empirical Economics, 2017, vol. 53, issue 1, 267-286

Abstract: Abstract This paper reconsiders the Brazilian wage curve using individual data from the National Household Survey at 27 Federative Units over the period 2002–2009. We find evidence in favor of the Brazilian wage curve with an unemployment elasticity of −0.08. We also find that males in Brazil are significantly more responsive to local unemployment rates (−0.13) than their female counterparts. In fact, we find that the unemployment elasticity for women is statistically insignificant. Applying gender-specific unemployment rates, the elasticity for men decreases to −0.09, while the elasticity for women remains statistically insignificant. This paper also finds that the estimates for Brazilian wage curve are completely different for the case of formal and informal workers.

Keywords: Wage curve; Fixed effects; Regional labor markets; Household Surveys; Informal workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C26 J30 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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