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Segmentation In The Brazilian Labor Market

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  • Fernando Botelho
  • Vladimir Ponczek

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This article measures the degree of segmentation in the Brazilian labor market. Controlling for observable and unobservable characteristics, workers earn more in the formal sector, which supports the segmentation hypothesis. We break down the degree of segmentation by socioeconomic attributes to identify the groups where this phenomenon is more prevalent. We also investigate the robustness of our findings to the inclusion of self-employed individuals.

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Paper provided by ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics] in its series Anais do XXXIV Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 34th Brazilian Economics Meeting] with number 20.

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  1. Paula Herrera & Enrique López-Bazo & Elisabet Motellón, 2013. "“Double Penalty in Returns to Education: Informality and Educational Mismatch in the Colombian Labour market”," AQR Working Papers 201304, University of Barcelona, Regional Quantitative Analysis Group, revised May 2013.
  2. Enlinson Mattos & Veronica Orellano & elaine Pazello, 2009. "A Substituição de Trabalhadores como Instrumento para Redução de Gastos com Salários: Evidências para a Indústria Paulista," Revista Brasileira de Economia, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), vol. 63(2), pages 135-152, June.
  3. World Bank, 2009. "Federative Republic of Brazil - Social Insurance and Labor Supply : Assessing Incentives and Redistribution," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12667, The World Bank.
  4. Paula Herrera & Enrique López-Bazo & Elisabet Motellón, 2013. "“Informality and Overeducation in the Labor Market of a Developing Country”," IREA Working Papers 201305, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Apr 2013.
  5. de Baldini Rocha, Maúna Soares & Ponczek, Vladimir, 2011. "The effects of adult literacy on earnings and employment," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 755-764, August.
  6. Francis Teal & Andrew Kerr, 2012. "The Determinants of Earnings Inequalities: Panel data evidence from South Africa," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2012-04, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  7. Olivier Bargain & Prudence Kwenda, 2013. "The Informal Sector Wage Gap: New Evidence using Quantile Estimations on Panel Data," Working Papers halshs-00967324, HAL.
  8. Luis Araujo & Vladimir Ponczek, 2009. "Modeling Labor Market Segmentation," Working Papers 09_04, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade de Ribeirão Preto.
  9. Olivier Bargain & Prudence Kwenda, 2013. "The Informal Sector Wage Gap: New Evidence using Quantile Estimations on Panel Data," AMSE Working Papers 1360, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France, revised Jun 2013.
  10. François Gerard & Gustavo Gonzaga, 2013. "Informal Labor and the Cost of Social Programs: Evidence from 15 Years of Unemployment Insurance in Brazil," Textos para discussão 608, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
  11. Araujo, Luis & Ponczek, Vladimir P., 2012. "Informal wages in an economy with active labor courts," Textos para discussão 294, Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).

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