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Employment Policies in Brazil: History, Scope and Limitations

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Although Brazil has had consolidated labour-market institutions since the 1940s, policies to help unemployed workers find a job only began in the 1970s. This was made possible by the creation of the National Employment System (Sistema Nacional de Emprego, SINE). Before that there was only one compensation mechanism for workers who lost their jobs, the Severance Pay Indemnity Fund (Fundo de Garantia por Tempo de Serviço, FGTS), as well as some assistance of very limited scope for the unemployed. (...)

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  • Roberto Henrique Gonzalez, 2010. "Employment Policies in Brazil: History, Scope and Limitations," One Pager 116, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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