SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.19 issue2Crítica à leitura hayekiana da História: a perspectiva da ação política de Hannah ArendtTransferências intergeracionais privadas na Amazônia rural brasileira author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Nova Economia

Print version ISSN 0103-6351

Abstract

OLIVEIRA, Pedro Rodrigues de; SCORZAFAVE, Luiz Guilherme  and  PAZELLO, Elaine Toldo. Desemprego e inatividade nas metrópoles brasileiras: as diferenças entre homens e mulheres. Nova econ. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.2, pp.291-324. ISSN 0103-6351.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-63512009000200004.

This paper examines the recent evolution of unemployment and inactivity in Brazilian metropolitan areas. We analyze the situation of men and women separately. The variable "number of children in household" is the most prominent factor concerning inactivity: it is inversely related to male inactivity and directly related to female inactivity. Moreover, the observed patterns among poor and non-poor women are extremely different - poor women have higher inactivity rates than non-poor women - reflecting schooling differentials and, probably, difficulty in enrolling their children in adequate daycare facilities.

Keywords : unemployment; inactivity; woman; labor market; participation.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License