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Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil »

Volume/Issue: 2017/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , Felipe Benguria , Niklas Engbom , and Christian Moser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333037.001

ISBN: 9781484333037

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere, Earnings Inequality, Linked Employer-Employee Data, Firm and Worker Heterogeneity, Productivity, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

We document a large decrease in earnings inequality in Brazil between 1996 and 2012. Using administrative linked employer-employee data, we fit high-dimensional worker and firm fixed effects models to understand th...

Fiscal Adjustment and Income Inequality
			: Sub-national Evidence from Brazil

Fiscal Adjustment and Income Inequality : Sub-national Evidence from Brazil »

Volume/Issue: 2014/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): João Pedro Azevedo , Antonio David , Fabiano Rodrigues Bastos , and Emilio Pineda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385340.001

ISBN: 9781484385340

Keywords: fiscal stance, fiscal consolidation, fiscal consolidations, General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We combine state-level fiscal data with household survey data to assess the links between sub-national fiscal policy and income inequality in Brazil over the period 1995-2011. The results indicate that a tighter fi...

Inequality in Brazil: A Regional Perspective

Inequality in Brazil: A Regional Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2017/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Góes , and Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484324776.001

ISBN: 9781484324776

Keywords: Income inequality, Government expenditures and education, Government expenditures and welfare programs, Western Hemisphere, Brazil, redistribution policies, Models with Panel Data, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice

In this study, we document the decline in income inequality and a convergence in consumption patterns in Brazilian states in a new database constructed from micro data from the national households' survey. We adjus...