Institutions, Informality, and Wage Flexibility: Evidence from Brazil

Working Paper No. 12/84

Even though institutions are created to protect workers, they may interfere with labor market functioning, raise unemployment, and end up being circumvented by informal contracts. This paper uses Brazilian microeconomic data to show that the institutional changes introduced by the 1988 Constitution lowered the sensitivity of real wages to... READ MORE...

Publication date: March 2012
ISBN 9781475502367

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Publication date: March 2012


Publication date: March 2012