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  • Locational Determinants of Rural Non-agricultural Employment: Evidence From Brazil
Author
  • Erik Jonasson
  • Steven M Helfand
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • By paying particular attention to the local economic context, this paper analyzes the determinants of non-agricultural employment and earnings in non-agricultural jobs. The empirical analysis is based on the Brazilian Demographic Census, allowing for disaggregated controls for the local economy. Education stands out as one of the key determinants of employment outcome and earnings potential. Failure to control for locational effects, however, can lead to biased estimation of the importance of individual and household-specific characteristics. The empirical results show that local market size and distance to population centers have a significant impact on non-agricultural employment prospects and earnings.
  • Rural non-agricultural employment, economic geography, Latin America, Brazil
  • RePEc:ucr:wpaper:200802
Language
  • English
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