Work productivity and structural change in Brazilian mining and manufacturing industries, 1970-2001.
Using an indicator of labor productivity, this paper aims to assess the contribution of structural changes in the Brazilian manufacturing and mining industry to productivity growth, during the 1970-2001 period. The paper concludes that: (i) there is no evidence to sustain that the Brazilian industry has definitely reversed the productivity growth rates slowdown trend; (ii) there is no clear evidence of a positive influence of the structural bonus; and (iii) job creation seems to be concentrated in low productivity growth sectors.
JEL Classification: O12; O14; L60.
Keywords: productivity manufacturing and mining industries structural change