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Yuri Barreto, Rodrigo Oliveira - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the unintended long-run effects of a permanent agricultural shock led by agro-terrorism in Brazil on the education and labour market. We explore the witches' broom outbreak in cocoa farms in the world's second most important cocoa production region until 1989, the...

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Eva-Maria Egger - Economic Development and Cultural Change , 2022

Empirical evidence suggests that the social effects of internal migration may be substantially different from those associated with the arrival of international migrants. In this study the author provides the first evidence of the effect of internal migration on crime with longitudinal...

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– Evidence from the regulation of junkyards in Brazil
André Mancha - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

I describe how monitoring and harsher law enforcement reduce the expected economic benefits of crime. I investigate the effect of shifts in legal authorities’ surveillance by focusing on junkyards, firms often associated with illegal markets and auto theft. Starting in 2014, many...

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– The role of trade and labour policies on informality
Rita K. Almeida, Lourenço S. Paz, Jennifer P. Poole - Journal of Development Studies, 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

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– Insights from Brazil’s social protection system
Natasha Borges Sugiyama - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Policy frames in Brazil have long run up against conflicting visions and understandings about the causes and consequences of group-based inequality. This paper argues that a class-based lens has dominated the social protection framework. In recent years, political leaders have framed social...

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– Evidence from Brazilian electronic biddings
Adilson Sampaio, Paulo Figueiredo, Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Using big data from the Brazilian public procurement system, this research aims to investigate what factors are associated with the occurrence of anticompetitive practices in electronic bidding. Our analysis considers all services contracted between 2014 and 2017. The study uses the logit...

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– Evidence from a top university in Brazil
Rodrigo Oliveira, Alei Santos, Edson Severnini - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Affirmative action in higher education may lead to mismatch, a situation where students benefiting from preferential admission struggle with their college-level work because of poor pre-college academic preparation. In the United States, those students can switch majors if they underperform in...

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– A descriptive analysis
Sergio Firpo, Alysson Portella, Flavio Riva, Giovanna Úbida - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we use different sources of data on job task content to investigate the importance of occupations and the intensity of routine tasks embodied in them in explaining changes in employment and earnings in Brazil, in particular their relation with earnings and polarization, and...

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– Evidence from a top university in Brazil
Henrique Z. Motte, Rodrigo Oliveira - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Peers play an essential role in cognitive and non-cognitive skills formation. Ordinal rank may also change incentives and environment, impacting students’ efforts. Using two rich administrative data sets and a rule of admission at one top university in Brazil, we apply a regression...

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– Evidence from a high-dosage programme in Brazil
Daniel Da Mata, Rodrigo Oliveira, Diana Silva - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Using admission lotteries and registry data linking labour market outcomes, we study the effect of a vocational training programme focused on disadvantaged individuals in Brazil. The intensive programme is an 18-month classroom training coupled with a 6-month on-the-job training provided by...

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– A decomposition approach
Rodrigo Oliveira, Raul da Mota Silveira Neto - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power. We use a unique and recent regional purchasing power index to adjust nominal values...

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Lourenço S. Paz, Rita K. Almeida, Jennifer P. Poole - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Globalization has generally coincided with a rise in work outside the formal economy, intensifying job precarization — when high-quality, formal jobs that entitle workers to benefits are replaced by jobs which may not comply with regulations and offer fewer benefits. In a recent study of...

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– What are the main drivers of income distribution changes in the new millennium?
Marcelo Neri - Oxford University Press, 2021 - Oxford
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Rita K. Almeida, Lourenço S. Paz, Jennifer P. Poole - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Several episodes of market-oriented reforms in developing countries have been accompanied by a significant rise in work outside of the formal economy. This paper investigates whether the impact of increased exposure to trade on formal employment is mediated by the strength of labour...

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