Revistas Académicas WoS

A multidimensional employment quality index for Brazil 2002-11

In countries where informal, insecure jobs are widespread, traditional labour market indicators – such as the unemployment rate, labour force participation rate and wages – are not necessarily the most meaningful. The authors use a multidimensional employment quality index to analyse the Brazilian labour market over the period 2002–11, across three dimensions: earnings, formality (measured by the existence of an employment contract and social security contributions) and job tenure. The results show a significant increase in employment quality overall, especially in the years 2009–11, but with considerable differences between wage employees and self-employed workers, and between industries.

International Labour Review, Vol. 154, No. 2, pp. 195 - 226, Junio, 2015
Autor(es): Huneeus Federico, Landerretche Óscar, Puentes Esteban, Selman Javiera