Wage inequality in post-reform Mexico

by Jim Airola

Publisher: IZA in Bonn, Germany

Written in English
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Places:

  • Mexico,
  • Mexico.

Subjects:

  • Wages -- Mexico.,
  • Income distribution -- Mexico.,
  • Postsecondary education -- Mexico.,
  • Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 1994-,
  • Mexico -- Economic policy -- 1994-

Edition Notes

Statementby Jim Airola, Chinhui Juhn.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, no. 1525, Discussion paper (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit : Online) ;, no. 1525
ContributionsJuhn, Chinhui, 1961-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD5701
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3477748M
LC Control Number2005617513

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Wage Inequality in Post-Reform Mexico Jim Airola1 Naval Postgraduate School Chinhui Juhn University of Houston January Abstract: Using the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) covering we analyze wages and employment in Mexico after trade liberalization and domestic reforms.

Using the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) covering we analyze wages and employment in Mexico after trade liberalization and domestic reforms.

We find that wage inequality and returns to post-secondary Wage inequality in post-reform Mexico book increased rapidly during but stabilized since that by: Downloadable. Using the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) covering we analyze wages and employment in Mexico after trade liberalization and domestic reforms.

We find that wage inequality and returns to post-secondary schooling increased rapidly during but stabilized since that period. The end of inequality growth was due to a severe macroeconomic.

Wage Wage inequality in post-reform Mexico book in Post-Reform Mexico. March ; Journal of Income Distribution 17( The aim of this book is to present a series of academic papers that address some of the issues.

Downloadable. Using the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) covering we analyze wages and employment in Mexico after trade liberalization and domestic reforms.

We find that wage inequality and returns to postsecondary schooling increased rapidly during but stabilized since that period. The end of inequality growth was due to a severe macroeconomic crisis. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): (ENIGH) covering we analyze wages and employment in Mexico after trade liberalization and domestic reforms.

We find that wage inequality and returns to post-secondary schooling increased rapidly during but stabilized since that period. The end of inequality growth was due to a severe macroeconomic. QUALITY UPGRADING AND WAGE INEQUALITY IN MEXICO Variance of log real plant-level avg. hourly wages Total between-plant wage variance Within-industry between-plant wage variance FIGURE II Wage Variance, EIA – Panel Notes: Total wage variance is hours-weighted variance of the.

6 Falling returns at all levels of education since are also noted by Airola & Juhn ( Airola, J. & Juhn, C. () Wage Inequality in Post Reform Mexico, IZA Working Paper No.

[Google Scholar]) and Campos-Vazquez ( Campos-Vazquez, R. () Why did. Sinceinequality in Mexico has risen, declined, and risen again. The evolution of labour income inequality is at the core of this pattern. To reverse the current trend of rising inequality, access to secondary and tertiary education should continue to expand, minimum wages should be increased, and the tax and cash transfer system rethought.

Between –94, inequality increased in. More worrying, the top 1% of Mexico’s distribution has an average annual income 47 times that of the poorest 10% (del Castillo Negrete Rovira ).

It is very likely that, were there numbers for smaller slices at the top, the ratios would be astronomical. Table 1: Income share and per capita in Mexico, by deciles in (in pesos, Mx). Legovini, Bouillon and Lustig ( 28–29) analyzed the relationship between growing wage inequality and education in Mexico fromonce Mexico began lowering barriers to free trade in several industrial categories after joining the gatt [now the World Trade Organization], to   This study is a country case study that looks into the within country inequalities in contrast with most studies that do cross country analysis.

This book explores in a detailed manner, using panel data econometric techniques, how income inequality and economic growth have been related through to in : ARACELI ORTEGA DIAZ. It is a page book on the topic of income inequality. The rich collection of statistics in the book shows that in almost every country (examined by Picketty), the wealth gap has widened since Picketty holds the view that inequality will remain as long as the aforementioned wealth concentration process persists through generations.

Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven manner among a population. Income disparities are so pronounced that America’s top 10 percent now average more than nine times as much income as the bottom 90 percent, according to data analyzed by UC Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez.

Income Inequality Definition. In economics terms, income inequality is the large disparity in how income is distributed between individuals, groups, populations, social classes, or countries.

It is a major part of how we understand socioeconomic statuses, being how we identify the upper class, middle class, and working class. J. Shen, X. DengGender wage inequality in the transitional Chinese economy: A critical review of post-reform research Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, 5 (2) (), pp.

Income inequality has roiled American society and politics for years, animating the rise of Barack Obama out of the collapse of the financial system in. On a scale known as the Gini coefficient, where 0 means everyone has the same income and means just one individual has it all, inequality. U.S. income inequality was "significantly higher" in than inthe federal agency says in its latest American Community Survey report.

The last time a. Inthe District of Columbia had the highest average wage in private industry at on aver U.S. dollars, and it had the highest inequality in income distribution with a Gini.

The United States’ wealth inequality—which takes into consideration income, property and investments—is even more pronounced than its income inequality. The United States currently holds percent of the world’s personal wealth, making it the richest nation in the world, but has a Gini coefficient ) that is the worst of any OECD.

According to a recent report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, at the current rate, women will not see equal pay until —one year later than the group’s findings from the previous year. is a long time from now. And certainly too long a wait for women who need to put food on their families’ tables today.

We analyze microdata from Mexico's survey on household income and expenditures (ENIGH) to study the evolution of income inequality in Mexico overidentify its sources, and investigate how it was affected by government social policy. We find evidence of only a small decline in inequality over this period.

The observed decline may be attributed to government transfers, notably. Moreover, the two economists predict that byincome inequality will decline further, with the Gini coefficient falling to The reason is not that higher income people will do worse but that lower income people in some of the poorest countries, like India and China, will do much better because of economic growth.

"Wage Inequality in Post-Reform Mexico" (with Jim Airola), Journal of Income Distribution, Vol No. 1, March "Changes in Labor Force Participation in the United States" (with Simon Potter), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 3, Summer   This result differs from the post-reform experiences of India and Bangladesh, where greater equality in compensation and unobervables reduced the raw gender wage gap (Lee and Wie,Ahmed and Maitra, ).

In Mexico, however, the raw gender gap worsened in the decade after NAFTA, despite falling inequality in compensation (Popli,   The gender wage gap is a significant contributing factor to women’s disproportionate experience of poverty.

Closing the gender wage gap would cut in half the poverty rate of working women and their families. Inon average, women earned cents for every dollar that White men earned. Income inequality in the U.S.

is at its highest level in more than 50 years, according to new Census data. The gap between rich and poor is the widest in five states: California, Connecticut. African Americans and other low-wage workers can, and often do, attempt to compensate for lower wages by working more hours per year to boost income from wage earnings, but the racial disparity in median family net worth is a much harder gap to overcome for several reasons.

Wealth provides a degree of economic stability against the uncertainties of job loss, major illness or. Mexico also has the highest rate of income inequality out of all 34 countries in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of the world’s highest-income market economies.

Comparing wage data from to in metropolitan areas, Abel and Deitz documented a disproportionate rise in inequality in the most populous cities, like .Top income inequality is measured as the share of total income that goes to the income earners at the very top of the distribution.

Usually the top 1%. Historical top income inequality estimates are reconstructed from income tax records, and for many countries these estimates give us insights into the evolution of inequality over more than Differences in national income equality around the world as measured by the national Gini coefficient as of The Gini coefficient is a number between 0 andwhere 0 corresponds with perfect equality (where everyone has the same income) and corresponds with absolute inequality (where one person has all the income, and everyone else has zero income).