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Employment Policies in Brazil: History, Scope and Limitations


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  • Roberto Henrique Gonzalez

    (Institute for Applied Economic Research)

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    Although Brazil has had consolidated labour-market institutions since the 1940s, policies to help unemployed workers find a job only began in the 1970s. This was made possible by the creation of the National Employment System (Sistema Nacional de Emprego, SINE). Before that there was only one compensation mechanism for workers who lost their jobs, the Severance Pay Indemnity Fund (Fundo de Garantia por Tempo de Serviço, FGTS), as well as some assistance of very limited scope for the unemployed. (...)

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    Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 116.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2010
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    Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , September 2010, pages 1-1
    Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:116

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