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Trabalho precoce: realidade social e desafio de política pública [Precocious labor: a social reality and a challenge to public policy]


  • Sonia Rocha

    () (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)


This article presents the basic characteristics of precocious labor in Brazil in the nineties. Since the age individuals start working does not seem to be an important determinant of future income, we examined its related aspects, such as school attendance and hard work incidence of. As precocious labor still involves large contingents of children in Brazil under quite different working conditions, it is essential to distinguish the most critical situations so as to support a social policy design targeted at a specific clientele.

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  • Sonia Rocha, 2003. "Trabalho precoce: realidade social e desafio de política pública [Precocious labor: a social reality and a challenge to public policy]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 13(2), pages 61-90, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:13:y:2003:i:2:p:61-90

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    child labor; labor market; social policy;

    JEL classification:

    • I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other


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