Locational Determinants of Rural Non-Agricultural Employment: Evidence from Brazil
AbstractBy paying particular attention to the local economic context, this paper analyzes the determinants of non-agricultural employment and earnings in non-agricultural jobs. The empirical analysis is based on the Brazilian Demographic Census, allowing for disaggregated controls for the local economy. Education stands out as one of the key determinants of employment outcome and earnings potential. Failure to control for locational effects, however, can lead to biased estimation of the importance of individual and household-specific characteristics. The empirical results show that local market size and distance to population centers have a significant impact on non-agricultural employment prospects and earnings.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2008:3.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jan 2008
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Publication status: Published in World Development, 2010, pages 727-741.
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rural non-agricultural employment; economic geography; Latin America; Brazil;
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- Erik Jonasson & Steven M Helfand, 2008. "Locational Determinants of Rural Non-agricultural Employment: Evidence From Brazil," Working Papers 200802, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2008.
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- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2008-01-26 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2008-01-26 (Labour Economics)
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