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dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Francisco H. G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Firpo, Sergio P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Messina, Julian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-13T17:20:55Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-15T00:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-13T17:20:55Z en_US
dc.date.available 2017-04-15T00:00:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26359 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10 percentile ratio falling by almost 40 percent. Although the conventional explanation of a falling education premium did play a role, an RIF regression-based decomposition analysis suggests that the decline in returns to potential experience was the main factor behind lower wage disparities during the period. Substantial reductions in the gender, race, informality and urban-rural wage gaps, conditional on human capital and institutional variables, also contributed to the decline. Although rising minimum wages were equalizing during 2003-2012, they had the opposite effects during 1995-2003, because of declining compliance. Over the entire period, the direct effect of minimum wages on inequality was muted. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8018 en_US
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo en_US
dc.subject INEQUALITY en_US
dc.subject EARNINGS en_US
dc.subject RIF REGRESSIONS en_US
dc.subject GINI COEFFICIENT en_US
dc.subject WAGE GAPS en_US
dc.subject MINIMUM WAGE en_US
dc.title Ageing Poorly? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.rights.holder World Bank en_US
dc.title.subtitle Accounting for the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 en_US


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