publication . Article . 2005

Education, cost of living and regional wage inequality in Brazil

Carlos R. Azzoni; Luciana M. S. Servo;
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  • Published: 14 Jan 2005 Journal: Papers in Regional Science, volume 81, pages 157-175 (issn: 1056-8190, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The objective of this article is to analyze wage inequality among the 10 largest metropolitan regions in Brazil in the 1990s. We assess the extent to which worker characteristics (education, age, gender, race, position in the family) and job characteristics (occupational position, sector, experience) can explain wage inequality. The analysis is made both with regional-nominal and with regional-real wage data. In the second case regional price indexes are used to control for differences in cost of living among regions. Wage differentials in Brazil were slightly lowered when control variables were introduced, but the leftover inequality remained high. The results ...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Brazil, regional wage inequality, cost of living differences, education and regional inequality, Efficiency wage, Price index, Metropolitan area, Cost of living, Economics, Wage, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Inequality, Differential (mechanical device), Control variable, Labour economics, Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
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publication . Article . 2005

Education, cost of living and regional wage inequality in Brazil

Carlos R. Azzoni; Luciana M. S. Servo;