What Do We (Not) Know About Trade Liberalization and the Labor Market in Brazil?

IPEA Working Paper No. 843

28 Pages Posted: 23 May 2002

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Sergei S. Soares

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Social Policy and Studies

Luciana Mendes Santos Servo

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 2001

Abstract

This paper reviews the debate about the impacts of commercial liberalization on labor markets in Brazil. It briefly presents the main theoretical issues involved in the debate, identifies the main facts observed in the 1990/99 period, raises what we consider to be the main questions and the answers given by the literature and finally suggests future directions of research.

Note: The downloadable paper is written in Portugese.

JEL Classification: F16

Suggested Citation

Soares, Sergei S. and Mendes Santos Servo, Luciana and Arbache, Jorge, What Do We (Not) Know About Trade Liberalization and the Labor Market in Brazil? (November 2001). IPEA Working Paper No. 843. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=309542 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.309542

Sergei S. Soares (Contact Author)

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Social Policy and Studies ( email )

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Luciana Mendes Santos Servo

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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

Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro
Asa Norte
Brasília, Distrito Federal 70910-900
Brazil
+ 55 61 8194 4529 (Phone)

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