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Problemas del desarrollo

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HUESCA REYNOSO, Luis  and  RODRIGUEZ PEREZ, Reyna Elizabeth. Salarios y calificación laboral en México. Prob. Des [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.154, pp.61-86. ISSN 0301-7036.

This investigation analyzes wages in the labor market in Mexico's regions for skilled and unskilled labor between the years 2000 and 2004. The results are based on the non-parametric technique of Jenkins and Van Kerm (2004). The exercise makes it possible to visualize the entire distribution of wages according to a breakdown of the country's regional sub-groups. It is determined that while skilled labor earns higher remunerations than its counterpart, they show a very dispersed structure. The evidence shows a reduction in the levels of concentration for wages in the country and the northern border zone, while the southern and central regions show extremely small changes. An increase is seen in the inequality within the skilled group, due to a rise in the heterogeneity of wages within this section.

Keywords : wages; distribution; skilled and unskilled labor; regions.

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