Tag: Demography

Exploring the relationship between education and union type for women in Brazil

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Although informal conjugal unions have become more common in Brazil, university educated women still seem to prefer formal marriages. More surprisingly, the gap between lower and higher educated women has increased, as the chances of lower educated women being in informal unions has grown faster than for higher educated. Read More →

Barriers and possible interrelationships that impact the employment and integration of refugees in Brazil

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What are the barriers and possible interrelationships that impact the employment and integration of refugees? There are national barriers and individual and organizational exclusionary factors. The Brazilian government is an obstacle. And solutions are presented that aim to minimize the impacts that barriers provide to the effective integration of these groups in Brazilian organizations. Read More →

Time use and food insecurity in female-headed households in Brazil

Food insecurity is mostly observed in female headed households in Brazil. Based on the assumptions of the feminization of poverty and in light of Feminist Economics theory, it is observed that households headed by women tend to be in a greater situation of vulnerability, although they allocate food resources better. Read More →