A picture of wage inequality and the allocation of labor through a period of trade liberalization: The case of Brazil

Green, Francis and Dickerson, Andrew and Arbache, Jorge Saba (2001) A picture of wage inequality and the allocation of labor through a period of trade liberalization: The case of Brazil. World Development, 29 (11). pp. 1923-1939. ISSN 0305-750X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper constructs a picture of the labor market impact of trade liberalization in Brazil. We examine the level and dispersion of wages, the skilled wage premium, and employment composition before and after trade liberalization. After trade reform, there was a rise in the returns to college education which, since the share of college workers also rose, is attributable to rising demand. This change did not increase overall wage dispersion because of the small share of college-educated workers and because of decreasing returns to intermediate levels of education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: trade liberalization; wage inequality; skill premium; employment; Brazil; Latin America
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2008 12:46
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4867 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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