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Qualificados e Subempregados – uma análise da inserção ocupacional dos trabalhadores com educação superior no Brasil


  • Pamella Kamiya Alves

    () (FACE-UFG, Ciências Econômicas)

  • Sandro Eduardo Monsueto

    () (FACE-UFG, Ciências Econômicas)


This article make an analysis of the demand for workers with higher education in Brazilian metropolitan regions. The results of this study show that the demand for more skilled labor has increased in recent years and that despite this information we can not say that these individuals are being employed in occupations compatible with their schooling. Thus, there is a mismatch between the technical qualifications required and observed. To view this data was applied a model Probit with selection bias, which shows the probability of a worker being in a situation of underemployment. In general, it appears that this problem affects more women, non-white individuals and those not unionized. Moreover, it has been that workers with early entry into the labor market are penalized with this situation, because it is believed that they invest less in education than those who enter this market with greater age.

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  • Pamella Kamiya Alves & Sandro Eduardo Monsueto, 2014. "Qualificados e Subempregados – uma análise da inserção ocupacional dos trabalhadores com educação superior no Brasil," Working papers - Textos para Discussao do Curso de Ciencias Economicas da UFG 043, Curso de Ciencias Economicas da Universidade Federal de Goias - FACE.
  • Handle: RePEc:ufb:wpaper:043

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    1. Ana Flávia Machado & Ana Maria H. C. de Oliveira & Nayara Franca Carvalho, 2003. "Tipologia de qualificacao da forca de trabalho: uma proposta a partir da nocao de incompatibilidade entre ocupacaoo e escolaridade," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td218, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
    2. Heckman, James, 2013. "Sample selection bias as a specification error," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 31(3), pages 129-137.
    3. Menezes-Filho, Naércio Aquino & Jr., Mauro Rodrigues, 2003. "Tecnologia e Demanda por Qualificação na Indústria Brasileira," Revista Brasileira de Economia - RBE, EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance - FGV EPGE (Brazil), vol. 57(3), July.
    4. Danielle Carusi Machado & Maurício Cortez Rei, 2014. "Uma Análise Dos Rendimentos Do Trabalho Entre Indivíduos Com Ensino Superior Por Área De Formação," Anais do XLI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 41st Brazilian Economics Meeting] 239, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
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    underemployment; Brazil; skilled labor; higher education;

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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand

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