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Working PaperInclusive growth without structural transformation?: The case of Brazil
Through rapid urbanization, Brazil—previously a country where most workers were in the agricultural sector—went through a strong process of structural transformation that lasted almost four decades until economic liberalization at the beg...Brazil import substitution Inclusive growth
Working PaperThe effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement?...Affirmative action Brazil Education
Working PaperMigrants leaving mega-cities: Where they move and why prices matter
Traditional economic models predict rural to urban migration during the structural transformation of an economy. In middle-income countries, it is less clear which direction of migration to expect...Brazil Internal migration Prices
Working PaperInternal migration and crime in Brazil
Empirical evidence suggests that the social effects of internal migration may be substantially different from those associated with the arrival of international migrants...Brazil Crime Internal migration
SeminarAlysson Portella on racial social norms and education: “whitening” ideology and students’ performance in Brazil
Alysson Portella will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November 2019. Abstract - Racial social norms and education: “whitening” ideology and students’ performance in Brazil We investigate to what extent racial social norms...
Journal ArticleHorizontal inequality and ethnic diversity in Brazil: Patterns, trends, and their impacts on institutions
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeBrazil Group-based inequality Ethnic diversity
Working PaperIntersecting inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil
Concerns about the dramatic rise in income inequality across the world and, at the same time, assessments of national progress on the Millennium Development Goals made it clear that it is the intersection of income inequality, marginalized social ide...Income distribution Intersecting inequalities Labour market segmentation
Working PaperRace, resources, and representation: Evidence from Brazilian politicians
What explains the persistence of racial or ethnic inequalities in political representation, in the absence of strongly politicized racial or ethnic cleavages?...descriptive representation racial democracy Brazil
Working PaperPatterns and trends of group-based inequality in Brazil
In this paper, we analyse the patterns and trends of group-based inequalities in Brazil in the past 30 years...Brazil Group-based inequality Ethnic diversity
ProjectSouthern engines of global growth
The project centers on the inter-linkages between the major developing countries of Brazil, India, China and South Africa and the global economy, with a special emphasis on the implications of China’s growth on smaller economies and the rest...Globalization and Trade Growth Trade