Women in the STEM labor market in Brazil
Understanding how gender is related to participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs is necessary to design better policies that include the potential of women in an essential sector. This report provides an overview of the STEM Brazilian labor market with a gender perspective using RAIS, an administrative data set from the Ministry of Labor. RAIS covers formal employment in Brazil but excludes the informal sector. The paper describes in detail how the STEM market evolved over time, and presents evidence that events in the informal sector for STEM workers do not differ substantially from the formal sector.
Author(s): Machado, Cecilia, Rachter, Laísa, Schanaider, Fábio, Stussi, Mariana