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Race, Gender and Regional Labor Market Inequalities in Brazil

  • Peggy Lovell
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    This study investigates the relationship between unequal regional development and racial and gender wage inequality in Brazil. Using sample data from the 1991 Brazilian census, I estimated monthly wages for a white, brown and black women and men working in the states of S"o Paulo and Bahia. The findings suggest that while women and Afro-Brazilians in Brazil's most developed region of S"o Paulo had the advantages of higher levels of state sponsored work benefits and more equitable occupational and wage distribution, they nevertheless experienced the greatest discrimination. In contrast, the less developed state of Bahia where racial and gender gaps in education, occupation and wages were the most severe, wage discrimination was lowest.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Social Economy.

    Volume (Year): 58 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 277-293

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