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O Modelo Dualista de Produção Com Trabalho Apenas e a Questão do Emprego


  • Leopoldo Costa Junior

    () (Universidade de Brasília e Ministério do Planejamento)

  • Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira

    (Departamento de Economia (Department of Economics) Faculdade de Economia, Administração, Contabilidade e Ciência da Informação e Documentação (FACE) (Faculty of Economics, Administration, Accounting and Information Science) Universidade de Brasília)


Our purpose in this paper is to extend and to apply the pure labour model proposed by Pasinetti (1981, 1993) in a closed dual economy in order to discuss employment problem from the economic dualism point of view, developed by W. Arthur Lewis (1954), within the production framework. Emphasis is given to the characteristics of structural change in the process of economic development.

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  • Leopoldo Costa Junior & Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira, 2006. "O Modelo Dualista de Produção Com Trabalho Apenas e a Questão do Emprego," Working papers - Textos para Discussao do Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia 326, Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia.
  • Handle: RePEc:brs:wpaper:326

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    structural change; employment; pure labour model; economic dualism;

    JEL classification:

    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models


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