Where Are the Jobs that Take People Out of Poverty in Brazil?

Author: Ana Flávia Machado ,Rafael Perez Ribas

Abstract:In Brazil’s urban areas, job opportunities determine economic mobility and poverty. But not every job provides enough earnings to take families out of poverty. Jobs for poor workers are scarce in the formal sector. To improve their income, the poor resort to informal, unregistered jobs that are highly vulnerable. The contribution of informal jobs to poverty reduction should not be neglected.

Keywords:Jobs, People Out of Poverty, Brazil
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