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Social protection to the informal sector: the role of minimum wage and income transfer policies

Fernando Groisman, Santiago Boffi, Analía Calero (), María Soledad Cuba, Julia Liniado, María Eugenia Sconfienza and Albano Vergara Parra

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Abstract: The objective of this study is to examine the impact that changes in minimum wage and the main income transfer programs have had on the economic participation of the population and the informal sector in Argentina. The obtained evidence suggests that modifications to minimum wage did not produce adverse effects on employment or have a substantial impact on the probabilities of entering the informal sector. Regarding the income transfers, it was possible to confirm that it did not encourage adults in beneficiary households to become economically inactive.

Keywords: Informality; Social Protection; Minimum Wage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J2 J4 J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-08
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Published in PAGE - Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment (2015): pp. 1-27

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