Discrimination continues to plague the Brazilian labor market. Women earn considerably less than men and young people face persistent high levels of unemployment and underemployment. The country is also seeking drivers of productive growth, particularly through innovation. A team of local PEP researchers found that workforce diversity can increase productivity through innovation. Gender diversity fosters marketing innovation while age diversity boosts product and marketing innovation.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications: