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Beatriz Pousada

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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Consequences of Domestic Labor Outsourcing for the Employment Relationship

There has been a rise in labor outsourcing for low wage services, such as janitorial, logistics and security services, worldwide. However, research on the implications for employment relations is still scarce, especially in the developing world. In this project, Pousada intends to first further explore the implications of the rise in labor outsourcing for wages, employment stability, and employee welfare; and second, the effects of outsourcing on firm behavior. To do so, this project will use matched employer-employee administrative data from Brazil that contains detailed information about firm-level characteristics and worker occupations allowing her to understand how outsourcing some tasks can impact firms' productivity.

Beatriz Pousada, Department of Economics

Beatriz Pousada

Beatriz Pousada is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University. Her main research interests are in labor and public economics, specifically, on the effects of new work arrangements on the employment relationship for both the firm and the worker. Pousada holds a BA in economics from the University of Sao Paulo, and an MA in economics from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

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