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Declining Wages for College-Educated Workers in Mexico: Are Younger or Older Cohorts Hurt the Most?

Raymundo Campos-Vazquez, Luis Lopez-Calva () and Nora Lustig ()

No 1522, Working Papers from Tulane University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Wage inequality has declined in Mexico since 2000. Using data from Mexican labor surveys for the period between 2000 and 2014, we investigate if the decline was driven by wages declining more sharply for younger or older workers. We find that wages of older workers declined and the decline was more pronounced in the older the cohort. This would seem to support the hypothesis that older workers' skills have become obsolete.

Keywords: education; college; cohort; inequality; Mexico (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 I25 J20 J31 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-11
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