IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Mudanças No Desemprego E Nos Rendimentos Por Nível De Qualificação Durante A Década De Noventa


  • Maurício Cortez Reis


During the nineties, the skilled workers unemployment rate decreased relative to semiskilled and unskilled. At the same time the skilled earnings increased relative to semi-skilled workers, although it slight decreased compared to unskilled. The objective of this paper is to analyze the patterns of unemployment rate and earnings changes by skill. The evidence shows an increase of the relative demand for skilled workers, which accounted for a large amount of the decrease in the relative unemployment rate of this group, and contributed for an increase in their relative earnings. This first effect was compensated in part by relative supply changes. Product demand shifts were favorable to unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Also according to evidences, aggregate shocks increased the skilled workers relative earnings and unemployment, and wage pressure shifts decreased the skilled relative earnings and unemployment.

Suggested Citation

  • Maurício Cortez Reis, 2004. "Mudanças No Desemprego E Nos Rendimentos Por Nível De Qualificação Durante A Década De Noventa," Anais do XXXII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 32nd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 154, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2004:154

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:anp:en2004:154. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rodrigo Zadra Armond). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.