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Nova Economia

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BACCHI, Mirian Rumenos Piedade  and  CALDARELLI, Carlos Eduardo. Impactos socioeconômicos da expansão do setor sucroenergético no Estado de São Paulo, entre 2005 e 2009. Nova econ. [online]. 2015, vol.25, n.1, pp.209-224. ISSN 1980-5381.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-6351/2168.

This paper aims to identify the social-economic impacts of the expansion of the sugar and ethanol sector in the Sao Paulo state. Panel data were used for all municipalities from 2005 to 2009 making some adjustments to the model using different techniques of this methodology. The impacts were evaluated considering information about employment/income, education and health. Additionally, the impacts on those variables on an aggregate basis, measured by the index of development were also analyzed. The results of this research indicate that there is a significant and positive interaction between the sugarcane supply chain production and employment / income (positive elasticity) in the Sao Paulo state. However, the study does not show evidence that there is a significant interaction between the sector expansion and the levels of education and health.

Keywords : development; sugar and ethanol sector; panel data.

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