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Title: Regional Wage Gaps, Education, and Informality in an Emerging Country: The Case of Colombia
Author: Herrera-Idárraga, Paula
López-Bazo, Enrique
Motellón Corral, Elisabet
Keywords: Salaris
Desenvolupament econòmic
Igualtat d'oportunitats educatives
Economic development
Educational equalization
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: This paper uses Colombian micro-data to analyze the role of education and informality in regional wage differentials. The hypothesis is that apart from differences in the endowment of human capital, regional heterogeneity in the incidence of informality is another important source of regional wage inequality in emerging countries. This is confirmed by the evidence from Colombia, which also reveals remarkable spatial heterogeneity in the wage return to individuals' characteristics. Regional heterogeneity in returns to education is especially intense in the upper part of the wage distribution. In turn, heterogeneity in the informal pay penalty is more relevant at the bottom.
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It is part of: Spatial Economic Analysis, 2016, vol. 11, num. 4, p. 432-456
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ISSN: 1742-1772
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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