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Bahia, Luiz Dias
Coelho, Danilo
Silva, Alexandre Messa
Soares, Sergei
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1406
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This article measures the evolution of segregation by skill level among firms in the Brazilian formal labor market from 1996 to 2005. We define segregation as firms having a labor force composition by skill different from the labor market as a whole. We measure segregation using four different indicators for skill level: educational attainment, wages, job tenure, and age. Our main result is that, in contrasts to what has been observed in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, there is a reduction of educational segregation. This is a widespread phenomenon that can be observed in all five of Brazil`s regions.
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