Who Creates Stable Jobs? Evidence from Brazil

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Available from: 
November 2018
Paper author(s): 
Peter Brummund
Laura Connolly
Topic: 
Labor
Year: 
2019

Recent research shows that start-ups are important for job creation, but these firms are also inherently volatile. We use linked employer-employee data to examine the relative importance of firm age and firm size for job creation and destruction in Brazil. Firm age is a more important determinant of job creation in Brazil than firm size; young firms and start-ups create a relatively high number of jobs. However, young firms are also more likely to exit the market and have higher levels of employment volatility. We, therefore, condition the job creation analysis on job stability. Young firms and large firms create relatively more stable jobs in Brazil.

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