The Structure of Wages in Latin American Manufacturing Industries

By Jorge Salazar-Carrillo; Juan J. Buttari et al. | Go to book overview

Index
Administrative positions, 37
Aggregation, degree of, 159-61
America en Cifras, 23
Andean group, 61
Capital effects, 127-28
Clerical positions:
intercity wage differentials in Colombia, 109-12
intercountry wage differentials:
interoccupational variation, 90
production wage versus clerical wage, 146-47
for same position, 86-90
interindustry differentials in Colombia, 108-9
Colombia:
intercity wage differentials, 109-12
interindustry wage differentials, 108-9
interoccupational wage differentials, 106-7
labor supply, 102-3
metallurgical industry, 103-4
quantitative requirements, 104-5
textile industry, 103-4
unionism, 62, 107
See also Clerical positions; Production positions
Compensatory wage differentials, defined, 7
Competition performance, 161
Consumer price level, 62-63
Cost of living, 149, 150
Cyclical fluctuations, 18-19
Developed countries, wage dispersion in, 137
Development, as wage determinant in Colombia, 101
Dunlop's job clusters, 7
Economic growth:
interfirm wage differentials, 148
skilled/unskilled wage ratios, 148
Education variables. See Qualitative variables
Elasticity, interoccupational, 98
Establishment variables. See Qualitative variables
Exchange rates:
as conversion factor, 44
purchasing power, 44
See also Purchasing power parity
Experience variables. See Qualitative variables
Flexible pooling. See Pooling
Geometric formulation:
unweighted intercountry differentials, 95-96
weighted versus unweighted, 96-97
Geometric mean, weighted, 61
Gross industrial product, intercountry wage differences, 61
Hedonic technique, 8, 9-10, 14, 16, 43-44
Heterogeneity of labor:
hedonic approach, 10
for intercountry comparisons, 18
for labor services, 29
for labor tasks, 8
in wage comparisons, 10
Homogeneity:
of job content:
intercountry comparisons, 48
metallurgical industry, 59-61
pharmaceutical industry, 56-77
textile industry, 49-53
and labor productivity, 64-65

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