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Where Are the Jobs that Take People Out of Poverty in Brazil?

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  • Ana Flávia Machado

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    (Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar), UFMG)

  • Rafael Perez Ribas

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    (International Poverty Centre)

Abstract

In Brazil?s urban areas, job opportunities determine economic mobility and poverty. But not every job provides enough earnings to take families out of poverty. Jobs for poor workers are scarce in the formal sector. To improve their income, the poor resort to informal, unregistered jobs that are highly vulnerable. The contribution of informal jobs to poverty reduction should not be neglected.

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 61.

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Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , July 2008, pages 1-1
Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:61

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  1. Menezes-Filho, Naercio & Scorzafave, Luiz, 2009. "Employment and Inequality of Outcomes in Brazil," Insper Working Papers wpe_200, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

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