Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume and Mariana Viollaz

in Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198801085
Published online June 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191840241 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

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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 by occupational group, economic sector, and employment position 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. The international economic crisis had a mild effect on the Brazilian economy and some labour market indicators such as the unemployment rate, but the negative effects had been reversed by 2011.

Keywords: Brazil; Latin America; labour market indicators; employment; education; inequality

Chapter.  6765 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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