Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173803
Authors: 
Costa, Joana Simões
Barbosa, Ana Luiza Neves de Holanda
Hirata, Guilherme Issamu
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 149
Publisher: 
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Brasilia
Abstract: 
This study investigates the impact of the extensions of labour rights (as foreseen in Constitutional Amendment 72 of 2 April 2013) over the formalisation, working hours and wages of Brazilian domestic workers. We also aim to identify whether this new legislation has resulted in the shift of domestic workers to unemployment or other labour status. The methodology combines the difference-in-differences approach with propensity score reweighting. The analysis is carried out with microdata from the National Household Sample Survey (Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios - PNAD) from 2012 through 2014. Our results suggest that this legislation increased the number of formal jobs, reduced the amount of working hours and had no effect on the wages of monthly domestic workers. [...]
Subjects: 
domestic work
formal sector
working hours
JEL: 
J2
J38
J4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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