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Tertiary Activities and Informality: Quantitative Importance and Interconnections within the Economy in Brazil


Carlos Roberto Azzoni


University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics

Joaquim Guilhoto


University of Sao Paulo

April 22, 2010


Abstract:     
This paper studies the importance of the Tertiary sector and the informal sector for the Brazilian economy, making an interconnection between them and with them and the rest of the economy and the formal sector. To do so, this work makes use of the data presented in the System of National Accounts and the National Survey of Households (PNAD), both from IBGE, and the Leontief model. The results show: a) the importance of the Tertiary sector for the Brazilian economy in terms of employment (around 61% of the occupied persons), and income generation (around 67% of the economy Value Added); b) the high share of the informal sector in the Brazilian economy (around 58% of the occupied persons and 34% of the income); c) the combination of these factors results in an economy with low wages and salaries and with an high concentration of income; and d) that the present productive structure of the Brazilian economy contributes to the concentration of income in the country.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Tertiary sector, employment

JEL Classification: R15, R23

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Date posted: May 5, 2011  

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Azzoni, Carlos Roberto and Guilhoto, Joaquim, Tertiary Activities and Informality: Quantitative Importance and Interconnections within the Economy in Brazil (April 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1830392 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1830392

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Carlos Roberto Azzoni
University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics ( email )
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Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto (Contact Author)
University of Sao Paulo ( email )
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Sao Paulo, 05508-010
Brazil
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+ 55 011 3813-4743 (Fax)
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