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Impacto da alfabetização de adultos sobre salário e emprego


  • Rocha, Maúna Soares de Baldini
  • Ponczek, Vladimir Pinheiro


In this paper, we document some evidence about the impacts of adult alphabetization on earnings and labor force participation. The longitudinal data available in the Monthly Employment Survey (PME) allow us to control for unobservable fixed effects, which generate more consistent and robust estimators. On average, our results indicate an increase of 9.3% in the worker’s hourly wage after getting alphabetized. Our results also suggest that the effects on wage are due to productivity gains and not caused by an increase of the workers’ formalization. Moreover, we observe that the wage gains are more notorious on certain groups of individuals: women, people living in Salvador and people aged between 45 and 60 years old

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  • Rocha, Maúna Soares de Baldini & Ponczek, Vladimir Pinheiro, 2010. "Impacto da alfabetização de adultos sobre salário e emprego," Textos para discussão 215, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  • Handle: RePEc:fgv:eesptd:215

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    1. Kevin Denny & Harmon, Harmon & Sandra Redmond, 2000. "Functional literacy, educational attainment and earnings - evidence from the international adult literacy survey," IFS Working Papers W00/09, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    2. Blunch,Niels-Hugo & Verner,Dorte, 2000. "Is functional literacy a prerequisite for entering the labor market? An analysis of determinants of adults literacy and earnings in Ghana," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2410, The World Bank.
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