Job Placement: Gender Differences and Consequences on Welfare

IPEA Working Paper No. 796

32 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2001

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Ricardo Paes de Barros

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Daniel Santos

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Sergio Firpo

Insper

Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

In the recent period, the qualitative dimension of the women participation in the labor force has improved quickly, in response to cultural and economic changes. In Brazil, many authors have pointed that women have a higher level of schooling than men, which should result, caeteris paribus, in better professional opportunities. However people claim that it is not observed neither in Brazil nor anywhere else, which results in a welfare loss. It's interesting to study how the welfare would change if the women and men have the same chances in the job market. In this paper, we propose how to simulate this hypothetical world. We found that the increase in the women's participation in the labor market would generate just an insignificant effect over the familiar welfare.

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JEL Classification: D63, J71, J31, J16

Suggested Citation

Paes de Barros, Ricardo and Leite Corseuil, Carlos Henrique and Santos, Daniel and Firpo, Sergio, Job Placement: Gender Differences and Consequences on Welfare (June 2001). IPEA Working Paper No. 796. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=283833 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.283833

Ricardo Paes de Barros

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos 51
14 andar, Castelo
RJ 20020-010 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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+55 21 2240-1920 (Fax)

Daniel Santos (Contact Author)

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos , 51 - 17 andar
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20020-010
Brazil

Sergio Firpo

Insper ( email )

R Quata 300
Sao Paulo, 04542-030
Brazil

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