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Wage Determination in Northeast Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Verner, Dorte
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-25T21:50:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-25T21:50:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/8979
dc.description.abstract The author analyzes the labor markets in the Northeast region of Brazil that includes Pernambuco, Bahia, and Ceará states. Her findings show a rather heterogeneous impact pattern of individual characteristics on monthly wages across the wage distribution. That is, the magnitude of the effect of a wage determinant is different depending on whether the worker is placed in the lower, median, or top of the wage distribution. The findings reveal that basic schooling matters for all four geographical areas and across the income distribution. However, poor workers are awarded lower returns than their richer peers, and in Bahia and Ceará, the poor do not obtain any returns to basic schooling. Furthermore, the impact of 5-8 or 9-11 years of education is larger than that of 1-4 years of completed education. The returns obtained by a median worker are higher in Ceará and Pernambuco than in Bahia. Finally, completed tertiary education offers the largest returns of all levels of education. The median worker receives a premium of 105, 249, and 216 percent in Ceará, Pernambuco, and Bahia, respectively. Hence, one direct policy implication is to increase the quality of education, in particular in poorer neighborhoods. Experience impacts positively on wages and it increases with age until workers reach 50 years of age. However, returns to experience are falling significantly across the wage distribution. For the poor and younger generations, experience contributes more to wages than education. The occupation of workers is important for wage determination. All workers in the included occupational groups are paid more than workers engaged in agricultural activities. Workers employed as technicians or administrators obtain the highest returns. The white/nonwhite wage disparity reveals that white workers are paid 17 percent more than their nonwhite co-workers, taking into account other characteristics. Gender disparities are large in the Northeast and heterogeneous across the wage distribution. The time spent in the current state impacts adversely on wages. That is, those that have stayed earn, on average, less than the newcomers. There are no considerable differences between male and female workers. Union membership has a positive impact on workers' wages. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper; No. 3548
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject WORKING CONDITIONS
dc.subject LABOR MARKETS
dc.subject LIFE CYCLE
dc.subject WORKERS
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL DEMAND
dc.subject ADDITION
dc.subject PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject SCHOOLS
dc.subject INCOME
dc.subject TEACHING
dc.subject ACCIDENTS
dc.subject QUALITY OF EDUCATION
dc.subject LABOR MARKET PROBLEMS
dc.subject LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject REAL WAGES
dc.subject FORMAL EDUCATION
dc.subject LEVELS OF EDUCATION
dc.subject DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject TENURE
dc.subject LABOR FORCE
dc.subject WORKER PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject EDUCATION
dc.subject ACCOUNTING
dc.subject LEVEL OF EDUCATION
dc.subject TERTIARY EDUCATION
dc.subject JOB CREATION
dc.subject SOCIAL CAPITAL
dc.subject WAGE DISTRIBUTION
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject INTERVENTION
dc.subject SCHOOLING
dc.subject TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject PRIMARY EDUCATION
dc.subject LABOR MARKET
dc.subject GENDER
dc.subject LITERATURE
dc.subject INDUSTRY/MANUFACTURING
dc.subject PAPERS
dc.subject WAGES
dc.subject WAGE DIFFERENTIALS
dc.title Wage Determination in Northeast Brazil en
dc.rights.holder World Bank


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