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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:21 AM

Brazilian Income Would Be 17% Lower With No Immigrants, Study Says


Researchers discovered that earnings of Brazilians with non-Iberian surnames is higher than average

Dec.6.2018 10:39AM
Ana Estela de Sousa Pinto

SÃO PAULO
Brazilians' per capita income could be 17% lower today if the country hadn't kept an immigration-friendly policy in the past, says a study recently published by Ipea (Institute of Applied Economic Research).

Researchers Daniel Lopes and Leonardo Monasterio, the latter also a professor at the Catholic University of Brasília, estimated what would happen with the population's income if it was composed only of white people with Iberian last names, instead of including other ethnic groups that settled in Brazil in the previous centuries.

The starting point was a "surname dictionary" created from 1.7 million immigration records. Artificial intelligence software used this database to determine the origins of 165 million Brazilian of different walks of life.

Then, they made a statistical calculation to measure the impact of immigrant origins in two indicators: per capita income of Brazilian cities and in the salaries of full-time workers.

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https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/business/2018/12/brazilian-income-would-be-17-lower-with-no-immigrant-study-says.shtml

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