publication . Article . Research . 2008

Globalization and Formal Sector Migration in Brazil

Marc-Andreas Muendler; Jennifer P. Poole; Ernesto Aguayo-Téllez;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: World Development, volume 38, pages 840-856 (issn: 0305-750X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary Comprehensive linked employer-employee data allow us to study the relationship between domestic formal sector migration in Brazil and globalization. Considerable worker flows in the formal labor market during 1997-2001 are directed toward lower income regions--the reverse flows of those often posited for informal labor markets. Estimation of the worker's multi-choice migration problem shows that previously unobserved employer covariates are significant predictors associated with migration flows. These results support the idea that globalization acts on internal migration through job stability at exporting establishments and employment opportunities at lo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Development, Sociology and Political Science, R23, O15, J61, Binnenwanderung, Globalisierung, Brasilien, Multinational corporation, Commercial policy, Lower income, Destinations, Globalization, Labour economics, Economics, Internal migration, ddc:330
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