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The Large-Firm Wage Premium in Developing Economies / Tristan Reed.

Author/Creator:
Reed, Tristan.
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Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2019.
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Policy research working papers
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World Bank working papers.
Local subjects:
Firm Size. (search)
Gender. (search)
Gender and Economics. (search)
Gender Gap. (search)
Inequality. (search)
Labor Markets. (search)
Poverty Reduction. (search)
Social Protections and Labor. (search)
Wage Gap. (search)
Wage Premium. (search)
Wages, Compensation and Benefits. (search)
Summary:
Large firms pay higher wages. In developing economies, the large-firm wage premium is comparable to the average gap between male and female wages, or two-thirds of the gap between urban and rural wages. There is substantial variation across countries in the share of the premium that is explained by sorting of human capital into large firms. The average large-firm wage premium declines in national income and has declined over time. Across industries, it is highest in public utilities and commerce. These stylized facts suggest several hypotheses about differences between labor markets in developing and advanced economies.
Contributor:
Reed, Tristan.
Tran, Trang Thu.
Other format:
Print Version: Reed, Tristan. The Large-Firm Wage Premium in Developing Economies
Publisher Number:
10.1596/1813-9450-8997
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