On the Evolution of the Brazilian Labor Market

Vol. 25 No. 1 (2005)

Jan-Mar / 2005
Published January 1, 2005
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How to Cite

Dedecca, Cláudio Salvadori. 2005. “On the Evolution of the Brazilian Labor Market”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 25 (1):113-30. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-35172005-1640.

On the Evolution of the Brazilian Labor Market

Cláudio Salvadori Dedecca
Professor do Instituto de Economia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, Campinas-SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 25 No. 1 (2005), Jan-Mar / 2005, Pages 113-130


Since 1990, the problem of employment in Brazil has been associated to the model of regulation of the labor relations in a context of internationalization and reorganization of the national economy. This perspective proposes the flexibility of the model of social protection established in the National Constitution. This essay has the objective to point that the national problem of employment doesn’t explain by the actual social regulation model. It is product of the process of formation and regulation of the labor market established in the 40´s of the last century and of the way as this process was articulated with a particular trajectory of development of the Brazilian economy in the period 1930-80. In the last 20 years, the stagnation of the Brazilian economy in a context of reorganization of the productive structure has aggravated the employment problem.

JEL Classification: J23, P21, O54.

Keywords: Employment social-economic development unemployment labor market