Title: Economic growth and the quality labour market of jobs created: a Brazilian case and some implications to Latin America

Authors: Naja Brandão Santana; Ana Elisa Périco; Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto; Enzo Barberio Mariano

Addresses: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Departamento de Engenharia de Produção, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Trabalhador São-carlense, 400, Arnold Schimidt, São Carlos, São Paulo, CEP 13.566-590, Brasil ' Departamento de Economia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rod. Araraquara-Jaú Km 1, Machados, Araraquara, São Paulo, CEP 14.800-901, Brasil ' Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Departamento de Engenharia de Produção, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Trabalhador São-carlense, 400, Arnold Schimidt São Carlos, São Paulo, CEP 13.566-590, Brasil ' Departamento de Engenharia de Produção, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Av. Engenheiro Luiz Edmundo C. Coube, Núcleo Habitacional Presidente Geisel, Bauru, São Paulo, CEP 17.033-360, Brasil

Abstract: An outcome of economic growth is increased employment, but this should not be the only measure to assess a country's labour market, it is also important to verify whether the jobs created are considered good jobs. Thus, this study analyses the Brazilian labour market from 2000 to 2009, in terms of the quantity and quality of jobs generated in this period. To this end, a descriptive analysis was performed, in addition to an evaluation using econometrics and the data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique. The results of the research indicated that the Brazilian labour market is growing in terms of its quality.

Keywords: Brazil; economic growth; labour market quality; Latin America; job creation; job quality; employment quality; employment quantity; econometrics; data envelopment analysis; DEA.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2014.059781

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2014 Vol.1 No.1, pp.73 - 95

Received: 24 Apr 2013
Accepted: 23 May 2013

Published online: 10 Mar 2014 *

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