Autor: Mauricio Reis

WP 87 Overeducation, undereducation and labor earnings in Brazil: a panel data analysis

Abstract – This paper estimates the effects of undereducation and overeducation on labor earnings in Brazil. The empirical analysis employs longitudinal data and information provided by job analysts about the schooling required for each occupation, the latter of which is used to classify workers as undereducated, overeducated, or adequately matched. Findings from Brazil do not differ from those reported for developed countries. Even when taking into account individuals’ fixed effects, evidence indicates that one more year of surplus schooling increases labor earnings, but less than an additional year of required schooling. Undereducated workers earn more than adequately matched individuals with the same educational level, but less than those adequately matched in similar occupations. Download do Paper Ano: 2015 Working-paper: WP 087 Mauricio Reis Ler todos os Posts de Mauricio Reis Share...

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WP067 – Fields of study and the earnings gap by race in Brazil

ABSTRACT – The labor earnings differential by race in Brazil is high even among individuals who completed at least a bachelor’s degree. Decompositions of the earnings gap between white and black workers using the 2000 and 2010 Census data indicate that disparities in the distributions of racial groups across fields of study help explain 14% of the total mean earnings differential in 2000 and 24% in 2010. The estimated contribution of this factor seems to be larger at the median of the earnings distribution, accounting for one third of the gap between white and black workers in 2010. Download do Paper Ano: 2014 Working-paper: 067 Mauricio Reis Ler todos os Posts de Mauricio Reis Share...

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WP045 – Vocational Training and Labor Market Outcomes in Brazil

ABSTRACT – This paper examines the effect of vocational training on labor market outcomes in Brazil. The empirical analysis uses data representative of the Brazilian metropolitan areas, and estimates based on propensity score matching indicate that vocational training increases labor earnings as well as the probabilities of employment and formal employment. Also according to the results, this kind of training seems to be more effective for less educated workers and for those with more labor market experience. Download do Paper Ano: 2012 Working-paper: 045 Mauricio Reis Ler todos os Posts de Mauricio Reis Share...

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