Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we show that the black population in Brazil still has the worst-paying jobs and lowest monthly income.
- race-based wage gap in Brazil
The Brazilian labor market has historically been characterized by low income, high inequality, and a pronounced heterogeneity between economic activities, which also results in considerable variation in wages. And the Covid-19 pandemic has only accentuated these characteristics, especially regarding racial inequalities.
According to a report by the Brazilian...