Wage Differential in Brazil: A Survey

IPEA Working Paper No. 898

26 Pages Posted: 13 May 2003

See all articles by Allexandro E. Mori Coelho

Allexandro E. Mori Coelho

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)


A distinguish aspect of Brazilian labor market is the enormous wage differentials. In this paper we present a survey about wage differentials determination in Brazil covering articles that deals with wage equation estimations. We report results for roughly 50 articles which covers the relation between wages and the following determinants: Education, tenure, race, gender, activity sector, occupation status (formal versus informal), ownership type of the establishment, region and union membership.

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Keywords: Wage differentials

JEL Classification: J31, D31

Suggested Citation

Mori Coelho, Allexandro Emmanuel and Leite Corseuil, Carlos Henrique, Wage Differential in Brazil: A Survey. IPEA Working Paper No. 898, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=373781 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.373781

Allexandro Emmanuel Mori Coelho

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Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil (Contact Author)

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