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Labor income polarization in greater Buenos Aires

Viollaz, Mariana and Olivieri, Sergio and Alejo, Javier (2009): Labor income polarization in greater Buenos Aires. Published in: Serie de Documentos de Trabajos del CEDLAS No. 89 (October 2009): pp. 1-41.

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Abstract

This paper presents and analyzes a group of statistics which characterize the level and evolution of the labor income polarization in Greater Buenos Aires over the past two decades (1986-2006). The empirical evidence reveals two stages throughout those years: the first one distinguished by an increment of all indices and the second one, by shrinkage of them. Inspecting potential factors which could explain those changes, returns to education surge as the main polarization force in the labor market. Hence, an equalizing distribution of the human capital is a possible alternative for a less polarized labor market.

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