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Impacto da alfabetização de adultos sobre salário e emprego


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  • Soares De Baldini Rocha, Maúna
  • Ponczek, Vladimir Pinheiro


Neste trabalho apresentamos evidência sobre os efeitos da alfabetização de adultos na renda eprobabilidade de empregos dos indivíduos. Os dados longitudinais disponibilizados pela PesquisaMensal de Emprego (PME) permitem controlar os efeitos fixos não-observáveis dos indivíduosgerando uma estimação mais robusta e consistente dos efeitos analisados. De modo geral, osresultados deste trabalho indicam retorno de 9,3% em rendimentos para indivíduos que sealfabetizam. Mostramos evidência que sugerem que esse efeito no salário se deve a acréscimos deprodutividade e não por um aumento na formalização dos trabalhadores alfabetizados. Ademais,observamos que o efeito na renda é mais proeminente em certos grupos de indivíduos: mulheres,residentes de Salvador e pessoas entre 45 e 60 anos

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Paper provided by Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil) in its series Textos para discussão with number 215.

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Date of creation: 17 Jun 2010
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