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Does better transport imply better jobs? An estimation of the impacts of improved mobility on the quality of employment

Grant number: 14/15097-2
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: September 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Regional and Urban Economics
Principal Investigator:Ciro Biderman
Grantee:Ciro Biderman
Visiting researcher: Ana Isabel Moreno Monroy
Visiting researcher institution: University of Groningen, Netherlands
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/15658-1 - Subnational political institutions: a comparative study of Brazilian States, AP.TEM

Abstract

Cities in developing countries are undergoing important changes in terms of their transportation systems. It is usually assumed that these improvements would have a positive impact on the access to employment the lower-income population have, leading to an improvement in the quality of labor, for instance through a reduction in urban informality. The effects of changes in the transportation systems are complex, however, because there may be indirect consequences on location choices through changes in rental prices around benefited areas. In this project we measure the impact on labor conditions of improving transport conditions in two large metropolitan areas in Latin America: São Paulo and Bogotá. (AU)