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COSTA, Márcia da Silva. Informal labor: a basic structural problem in the understanding of inequalities in Brazilian society. Cad. CRH [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.58, pp.171-190. ISSN 0103-4979.

This paper rescues the theoretical-conceptual debate that involves the theme the informality, in essence, that of dominance relationships that favored the capitalist accumulation in this country. Starting from the data of PNAD 2006, the distribution of the busy workforce is also analyzed. Who are the informal ones and how are they distributed? Which income and education profile do they have? These discoveries corroborate the analytical arguments that understand the informality as a basic structural problem in Brazilian society. Its growth asserts the historical picture of inequality and poverty that marked its development pattern. Even if the economy grows again, there will be a considerable contingent of workers that, unless benefitted with solid educational policies, will never have the possibility of being incorporated in the regulated economy.

Keywords : informal labor; labor precariousness; inequality.

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