Decent Work Country Profile - Brazil (1st Edition)

The present Decent Work Country Profile assesses progress on decent work in Brazil since 1992. It represents a first attempt to measure progress on main dimensions of decent work in an economic and social context, highlighting important policy advances and challenges. This report shows encouraging progress in a variety of areas, for instance the decline in child labour, the increase in the number of workers with a formal labour contract, and improved pension coverage among the elderly. But it also makes evident the many challenges still remaining, such as the discrepancy in earnings between men and women and white and black workers, the large number of adolescents and youth that neither work nor study, and the presence of forced labour. Please note that a second edition of the profile is already available (in Portuguese only).