Job Creation and Job Destruction in Brazil

IPEA Working Paper No. 855

50 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2002

See all articles by Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Eduardo P. Ribeiro

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Daniel Santos

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Rodrigo Fernando Dias

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Date Written: January 2002

Abstract

The Brazilian labor market has been frequently pointed as extremely flexible. In this paper we investigate one dimension of labor market flexibility, namely, job reallocation. Measuring worker reallocation using establishment level data, we analyze its relation with establishment characteristics, as a preliminary search for reallocation determinants. Our results suggest that, in fact, job reallocation is extremely high in Brazil, although heterogeneous across sectors and establishment size classes. Trade and service sectors have higher job reallocation rates and account for a significant share of total reallocation. Considering firm size, higher job creation and higher reallocation are related to smaller firms.

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JEL Classification: J63

Suggested Citation

Leite Corseuil, Carlos Henrique and Ribeiro, Eduardo P. and Santos, Daniel and Dias, Rodrigo Fernando, Job Creation and Job Destruction in Brazil (January 2002). IPEA Working Paper No. 855. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=297228 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.297228

Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil (Contact Author)

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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Eduardo P. Ribeiro

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS ( email )

Rio Grande do Sul
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Porto Alegre 90040-000
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Daniel Santos

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20020-010
Brazil

Rodrigo Fernando Dias

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos 51
16 andar, Castelo
RJ 20020-010 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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