Efeitos dos setores econômicos e da escolaridade sobre o rendimento do trabalho no Rio Grande do Sul

The article analyzes the effects of economic sectors and edu-cational level of workers on their probability to earn higher wages, at the county level in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Special emphasis is given to the agricultural sector, since it employs 20% of the total labor force occupied in the state. The IBGE Demographic Census of 2000 is the basis for the data. Logit is the statistical model used for the analysis. One of the conclusions of the analysis is that the possibility of the agricultural sector, in a county, to generate higher wages is limited, as long as it remains solely a producer of the primary product. In order to generate higher wages, it is necessary that the county aggregates other sectors, as for example, industrialization, storage and transportation. Besides, the qualification of the worker is also important, so he can assume new job opportunities in the aggregated sectors, which contri-butes for higher wages.


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Issue Date:
Mar 30 2006
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/160589
Published in:
Brazilian Journal of Rural Economy and Sociology (Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural-RESR), Volume 44, Number 1
Page range:
99-118
Total Pages:
19
JEL Codes:
J31; Q18

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