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Economia Aplicada

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HIRATA, Guilherme Issamu  and  MACHADO, Ana Flavia. Escolha ocupacional e transição no Brasil Metropolitano: uma análise com ênfase no setor informal. Econ. Apl. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.4, pp. 299-322. ISSN 1413-8050.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-80502010000400003.

This paper investigates the informal sector in Brazilian metropolitan areas. The objectives are to investigate personal attributes of the informal workers and to verify who of these workers make transition out of that occupation. The results for the first objective point that high-education individual has higher probability to be employee without a labor card, unemployed and inactive than informal worker. About transition, the results show that entrepreneurship time is more important than personal attributes on the probability of staying in the informal economy.

Keywords : labor market; informality; occupational choice; sample selection; transition.

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