Changes in earnings distribution in Peru: 2004-2014

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Economics
Faculty Mentor Cihan Bilginsoy
Creator Greenwood, Riley
Title Changes in earnings distribution in Peru: 2004-2014
Year graduated 2016
Date 2014-12
Description This thesis explores the changes in earnings distribution among heads of household in Peru from 2004 to 2014 by applying Dinardo, Fortin, and Lemieux's methodology of counterfactual distributions and decompositions. Various measures indicate that earnings inequality among heads of household reduced from 2004 to 2014 and I find that the shift occurred primarily because of the endowment effect, or the changes in characteristics of the heads of household. I consequently find that the returns effect had a minimal effect on the earnings distribution. I conclude that an increase in education level, change in conjugal status, and a higher rate of women heads of household are the main causal actors behind the reduction in inequality.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Earnings Distribution; Inequality; Counterfactual
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Riley Joseph Greenwood
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 25,033 bytes
Identifier honors/id/13
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Date Created 2016-06-27
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 205665
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