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Title: Turnover, learning by doing, and the dynamics of productivity in Brazil
Other Titles: Discussion Paper 231 : Turnover, learning by doing, and the dynamics of productivity in Brazil
Rotatividade, aprender fazendo e a dinâmica da produtividade no Brasil
Authors: Rocha, Leandro Pereira da
Pero, Valéria Lúcia
Corseuil, Carlos Henrique
Abstract: This paper analyses the effect of labor turnover on the productivity of Brazilian manufacturing firms between 1996 and 2013. We based our analysis on a theory of learning by doing, where turnover harms productivity by restricting the efficiency gains achieved by workers when they accumulate learning by producing in the same firm. We estimate a learning measurement that takes into account the loss of human capital – resulting from turnover – and its effect on total factor productivity (TFP). Our learning measurement is shown to be robust and has a consistent positive relationship with three different estimates of TFP.
Rights holder: Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea)
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Type: Discussion Paper
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