Women at work in Brazil

MARIA BEATRIZ RODRIGUES

Abstract


Women’s labour has always been matter of debates because it is historically unequal if compared to male counterpart. Tis inequality is wider in developing countries, where the strong social gap includes: income, schooling, social opportunities, race and ethnic background, among others. Brazilian women make a highly diversifed world and in order to obtain a fair overall picture, the discussion has to include the racial question along with other forms of diversity. Tis paper examines the evolution of female labour in Brazil using secondary data to see the perspective role of women on the job market. It privileges a managerial perspective that focuses on the use of the skills of the human resources at organisations. In order to justify our discussion we provide examples of best practices in Brazilian companies.

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