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Desempenho setorial e desenvolvimento regional: o caso do Médio Vale do Itajaí no período recente

by Ferreira da, Maria Célia

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The objective of this research was to identify and analyze economic development factors in the Mid- Itajaí Valley region, State of Santa Catarina, in the period between 1990-2001 inclusive, beginning with the productive processes used by its textile complex, made up of members of Sindicato das Indústrias de Fiação, Tecelagem e do Vestuário de Blumenau (SINTEX). The study also uses secondary data obtained from IBGE, RAIS and from the State Secretary of the Interiorfor Santa Catarina. Among the social-economic indicators investigated were: demographic aspects, location of domiciles, basic sanitation, education, infant mortality, life expectancy, income, economic potential and profiles of workers and establishments. The study states thatemphasis on methods relative to sub-contracting and third party providers on the part of mid-size and large companies provoked the propagation of establishments of micro and small size in various segments of this sector, in this way decreasing the average number of jobs per company and average salary. As such, it evidenced that the increase in added value was enabled much more as a function of extraordinary gains in surplus value than by the increase in gross salary, therefore the generation of employment and income contributed to the decrease in the percentage of people in this region considered to be poor. All of these factors competed in the increase oftotal productivity in the sector an in economic development in the region, resulting however in a high social cost since the process results in decreasing scales of income
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Advisor:Oklinger Mantovaneli Junior; Ivo Marcos Theis; João Serafim Tusi da Silveira; Pedro Paulo Brandão Bramont

School:Universidade Regional de Blumenau

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:regional development productivity competitivines textile complex

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Date of Publication:03/28/2005

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