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Roots of Brazilian relative economic backwardness

Author: Alexandre Rands Barros
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2016] ©2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Rands Barros
ISBN: 9780128097564 0128097566
OCLC Number: 950450253
Description: xi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Historical Origins of Brazil's Relative Backwardness 3. A Simple Model of World Equilibrium with International Trade and No Restriction on Factor Mobility 4. Some Empirical Evidence on the Sources of Brazil's Current Relative Backwardness 5. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital and its Role on Physical Capital Accumulation 6. Migration Profile and Human Capital Building in Brazil and the United States in the 19th Century 7. Genesis of Brazilian Human Capital: from Colony to the 19th Century 8. Relatively Declining in the 19th Century 9. Stabilization of Relative Backwardness 10. Alternative Explanations for Brazil's Relative Backwardness 11. The Fundamental Cause of the Emergence of Relative Backwardness 12. Social Conflict as the Source of Brazil's Relative Backwardness 13. Social Conflicts and Human Capital Accumulation in the Period of Search for National Identity 14. Conclusions
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"The poor performance of the Brazilian economy since the 1980s has been object of an ever long debate about its causes. This book provides important insights into this debate, bringing a provocative Read more...

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