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An approximation to the Informal-formal wage gap in Colombia 2008-2012

Nancy Daza Báez and Luis Gamboa ()

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Abstract: Abstract: This document provides recent evidence about the persistency of wage gaps between formal and informal workers in Colombia by using a non-parametric method proposed by Ñopo (2008a). Over a rich dataset at a household level during 2008-2012, it is found that formal workers earn between 30 to 60 percent more, on average, than informal workers. Despite of the formality definition - structuralist or institucionalist- adopted, it is clear that formal workers have more economic advantages than informal ones, but after controlling by demographic and labor variables an important fraction of the gap still remains unexplained.

Keywords: Wage gaps; non-parametric; Colombia; informality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 C14 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev and nep-iue
Date: 2013-06-03
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