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TAVEIRA, Juliana Gonçalves; GONCALVES, Eduardo  and  FREGUGLIA, Ricardo da Silva. An analysis of skilled workers in the brazilian manufacturing industry. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp.243-270. ISSN 1980-5527.

This paper undertakes an exploratory analysis of the skilled workers who migrates from some municipality of the state of São Paulo to another municipality between 1999 and 2002. We analyzes this migration in terms of personal characteristics - such as gender, age and educational level -, urban aspects - such as the size of city -, as well as the technological intensity of sector. To achieve this objective, we use a database from Labor Ministry of Brazil (RAIS-Migra) that has the advantage of following the same workers in the formal labor market. Our main results reveal that the majority of migrant workers are male, young and highly educated. Besides, there is a relevant mobility level of workers towards medium-sized and small cities and the migration tends to occur more frequently into similar sectors in terms of technological intensity.

Keywords : skilled workers; mobility; São Paulo.

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