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dc.contributor.authorRivera, Jason Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-17T04:30:24Z
dc.date.available2015-04-17T04:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherrivera_jason_m_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rivera_jason_m_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31284
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I study the formal labor market of Brazil using restricted-access, employer-employee matched data from RAIS. In the first chapter, I show that estimates derived from administrative data smaller wage gaps, driven by racial bias; estimates from survey data yield much larger wage gaps, driven not just by racial bias, but also by differences in observable worker characteristics. In the second chapter, I identify wage discrimination using variation in the perception of the same worker's race by different employers and find that roughly 30 percent of the racial wage gap among workers changing jobs is associated with variation in the employer's perception of race and find that race change is strongly associated with movements of workers between racially segregated plants. In the final chapter, I estimate firm-specific starting pay and wage-tenure profiles and document features between these estimates and turnover that provide insight about firms’ personnel management practices.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLabor (General)
dc.subjectDemography
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectEconometrics
dc.titleEssays on the formal labor market of Brazil
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEconomics
dc.description.majorEconomics
dc.description.advisorChristopher Cornwell
dc.description.committeeChristopher Cornwell
dc.description.committeeIan Schmutte
dc.description.committeeWarren Ronald S., Jr.


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