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Texto para discussão 07/2005

Productivity, wages and labor politics in Brasil, 1945-1962
Renato Perim Colistete*

In 1995 a session at the American Historical Association conference brought together distinguished scholars to discuss the bases on which the major industrialized countries stabilized their political economies after 1945-47, a rather unexpected outcome in the face of the previous history of depression, acute social conflicts and war. The participants stressed the importance of the US foreign economic policy and − following the lines originally set by the work of Charles Maier − the critical role played by the 'politics of productivity', that is, the corporatist accommodation between labor and managers which linked economic growth, high employment and real wage increases to productivity. "(...)"

* Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP).

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