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– Brazil and the Vale SA model of corporate interaction
Liesel Filgueiras, Andreia Rabetim, Isabel Aché - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

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– Insights from Brazil
Naila Kabeer, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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 identities and, very often, locational...

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Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - Oxford University Press, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment...

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– Brazil and the Vale SA model of corporate interaction
Liesel Filgueiras, Andreia Rabetim, Isabel Aché - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Reflection about the role of corporate social investment in Brazil, associated with the presence of a large economic enterprise, is the major stimulus of this paper. It seeks to present how cross-sector governance can contribute to the social development of a city and how this process can be led...

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Karen Codazzi, Valéria Pero, André Sant’Anna - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the last half-century, the role of women in society has changed substantially. However, the gender income gap and the difference in labour force participation persist. Akerlof and Kranton introduce the concept of identity from sociology and social psychology at the economic analysis; based...

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– Evidence from Brazilian politicians
Natália S. Bueno, Thad Dunning - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

What explains the persistence of racial or ethnic inequalities in political representation, in the absence of strongly politicized racial or ethnic cleavages? This paper uses new data to demonstrate a substantial racial gap between voters and politicians in Brazil. We show that this disparity is...

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Pedro H. Leivas, Anderson M. A. dos Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we analyse the patterns and trends of group-based inequalities in Brazil in the past 30 years. Using data from the last four demographic censuses (1980, 1991, 2000, and 2010), we estimate numerous measures to analyse inequalities between different ‘ethnic’ groups. Our...

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– Understanding the role of international climate regimes in energy policy in two Brazilian states
Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Celio Andrade - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. The different mechanisms for responding to climate change are financing...

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– The drivers of political economy and climate
Sabrina McCormick - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty. This research investigates how political economy affects biomass and hydroelectricity development in that...

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Guilherme Mendes Resende, Túlio Cravo, Alexandre Xavier Ywata Carvalho, Patrícia Alessandra Morita Sakowski - The Annals of Regional Science , 2016 - Berlin, Germany

The goal of this paper is to evaluate the results of regional economic growth model estimations at multiple spatial scales using spatial panel data models. The spatial scales examined are minimum comparable areas, microregions, mesoregions and states between 1970 and 2000. Alternative spatial...

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– A spatial panel approach
Túlio A. Cravo, Guilherme Mendes Resende - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The regional development policy in Brazil materializes mainly in the regional development funds for the north-east (FNE), the north (FNO), and the centre-west (FCO), in which more than EUR36 billion was invested between 2004 and 2010. This paper examines the economic effect of these regional...

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– The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa
Iara Leite, Melissa Pomeroy, Bianca Suyama - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

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– Brazil country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

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...

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– Evidence from Brazil and South Africa
David Lam, Arden Finn, Murray Leibbrandt - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Human capital models imply that both the distribution of education and returns to education affect earnings inequality. Decomposition of these ‘quantity’ and ‘price’ components have been important in understanding changes in earnings inequality in developed and developing...

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Túlio Cravo - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

What type of business destroys proportionately more jobs during times of economic recessions and hires more in booms? This simple question motivates an important ongoing debate in the economics literature that seeks to explain the factors behind the dynamics of employment creation in small and...

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