The national division of labor: socioeconomic conditions

Vol. 12 No. 3 (1992)

Jul-Sep / 1992
Published July 1, 1992
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How to Cite

Kon, Anita. 1992. “The National Division of Labor: Socioeconomic Conditions”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 12 (3):456-64.

The national division of labor: socioeconomic conditions

Anita Kon
Da Fundação Getúlio Vargas de São Paulo e da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, PUCSP, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 12 No. 3 (1992), Jul-Sep / 1992, Pages 456-464


.In order to aid public and private quest of economic modernisation, this article
aims to analyse theoretical aspects related to social and economic determinants of national
division of labor in a society. It presents a reflection about the elements which condition
workers occupational distribution. It observes that this distribution shows a structural configuration,
with defined patterns for each level of economic development. The questions here
examined concern to the meaning of structure as the configuration of labor force adjustment
to different technologies and how its composition arises from the economic system insertion
in the wider macrosocial context.

JEL Classification: J81; J82.

Keywords: Labor force composition working condition structural change