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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 2 No. 4 (October 2010)

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Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico

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Bosch, Mariano, and Marco Manacorda. 2010. "Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2(4): 128-49.

DOI: 10.1257/app.2.4.128

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This paper analyzes the contribution of the minimum wage to the well documented rise in earnings inequality in Mexico between the late 1980s and the early 2000s. We find that a substantial part of the growth in inequality, and essentially all of the growth in inequality in the bottom end of the distribution, is due to the steep decline in the real value of the minimum wage. (JEL J31, J38, O15, O17, O18, R23)

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Bosch, Mariano (U Alicante)
Manacorda, Marco (Queen Mary, U London and Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics)

JEL Classifications

J31: Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
J38: Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: Public Policy
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
O17: Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
O18: Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses; Transportation
R23: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics

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