GROWING NUMBER OF WORKERS WITH FORMAL WORK CONTRACTS The fact of having a formal contract, became the standard

characterization of the new middle class, part, including consumption of your dreams. If the traditional middle class dream of home ownership, the newcomers pin their hopes on winning the formal employment with a formal contract. "More than having a car, the greatest symbol of the new middle class is the formal labor market," says Marcelo Neri of FGV. Only in 2007 were more than 1.6 million new jobs in the country. The Work Permit document became mandatory for every person who will provide some services to another person, whether in industry, commerce, agriculture, livestock or domestic in nature from 1932, the Getulio Vargas government . At that time there was complete control of the state in labor relations, and wallet, as today, had to be registered at the Ministry of Labor. The document serves to inform the worker's occupation, something that combined politics of relations between employers and employees to the political relations between trade unions as organs of public law and state. Only those occupations recognized by the state had a union, and the mobilization of this, citizens were registered with the assurance that they would guarantee the rights embedded in the portfolio. This was therefore the baptismal certificate of citizenship, and who had not, for not being employed "recognized" was devoid of economic and social government. In 2003 Brazil had 62.8 million workers in nonfarm activities. Among them, about 24 million had a formal contract, 15.4 million working without a contract and were 13.5 million self-employed. Compared to 2002, increased the number of registered workers in the same activities, both among employees (3.3%, or 720,000 more workers) and among the domestic workers (5.5%, 87,000 or more employees .) Moreover, in the period, the number of workers fell without a contract, both among employees (3.4%) and among the domestic workers (-1.1%). The number of domestic workers has grown too small (0.6%) from 2002 to 2003. This quota, the percentage of registered workers was 17.2% in 1993 and rose to 27.1% (6.1 million) in 2003. Since the number of employed persons in non-agricultural activities increased 2.1% in the period, winning more than 80 thousand workers, about. A key aspect that helps to understand the social rise is the increase in the number of formal jobs. "A firm that hires someone does not intend to formally dismiss him soon after," says Marcelo Neri of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He said this is positive because, with formal and stable employment, the worker can better plan your future and invest in their welfare. Sources: • Text: "The middle class grew up" • http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/presidencia/noticias/noticia_impressao.php?id_not icia=226 •

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