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The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Brazil country study

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  • Guillermo Cruces
  • Gary S. Fields
  • David Jaume
  • Mariana Viollaz

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During the 2000s, Brazil experienced slow economic growth and a substantial improvement in labour market indicators. From 2001 to 2012, Brazil grew less than the Latin American average. However, the unemployment rate decreased, the employment composition improved, the educational level of workers rose, the share of registered workers increased, and average labour earnings went up. At the same time, poverty and inequality largely diminished.

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  • Guillermo Cruces & Gary S. Fields & David Jaume & Mariana Viollaz, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Brazil country study," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2015-71, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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