Vanecilda de Sousa Barbosa*
José de Jesus Sousa Lemos**
REVISTA DESENVOLVIMENTO EM DEBATE
The role of human capital over labor productivity
in the Brazilian States between 2004 and 2005
was investigated. Human capital was measured
by two variables: schooling and preventive
health. The synergy of variations in human capital
and productivity was estimated, as well as the
relationship of the impacts of human capital
differences ob labor productivity between States.
The results show that the richer Southeast/South
States have higher productivity and human capital
than the poorer Northeast/North. They showed that
human capital and productivity would covert and
that human capital differentials induce productivity
differentials between States.
Keywords: Regional Development; Uneven economic
growth; Differentiated human capital.