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Migration, Development and Inequality in Brazil

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Brazil Research Seminar Series invites you to its discussion titled,“Migration, Development and Inequality in Brazil” with Alexandre Gori Maia, Associate Professor at University of Campinas, Brazil.

Graduated in Statistics and PhD in Applied Economics at University of Campinas – Brazil. Specialist in applied economics, mainly in areas of: economic demography, rural development, poverty and inequality.

Endemic poverty and huge levels of regional inequality are key factors to understand the historical process of internal migration in Brazil. Despite recent improvements, the less developed rural areas preserve the highest rates of poverty and remain the main net exporter of migrants in this country: almost 500 thousand per year in the last decade. The migration of young rural members to urban localities has raised important questions about its impacts on economic development and labor market inequalities. For example, has this influx put downward pressure on wages of low-skilled workers in urban localities? And, has the migration of young rural workers caused a rural brain-drain and compromised the process of rural development? This seminar highlights how the migration from rural to urban localities has affected wages and productivity in Brazil, as well as its impacts on socioeconomic inequalities in origins and destinations.


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