Exports and Within-Plant Wage Distributions: Evidence from Mexico
Judith A Frías,
David Kaplan () and
Eric Verhoogen ()
No 8835, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
This short paper examines the effect of exporting on within-plant wage distributions in employer-employee data on Mexican manufacturing plants. Using the late-1994 peso devaluation interacted with initial plant size as a source of exogenous variation in exporting and focusing on wages at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th percentiles within each plant, we document three patterns: (1) there is no evidence of an effect of exporting on wages at the 10th percentile; (2) the wage effects of exporting are larger at higher percentiles, up to the 75th; and (3) there is no evidence of an increase in dispersion within the top quartile.
Keywords: exports; wage distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F16 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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