International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Rise of Private Passenger Transport Start-Ups in Brazil and Their Relationship with Unemployment
Daiane Rodrigues dos Santos, Alessandro da Silva Nunes, Kathleen Mendonça Vieira

Private passenger transport has undergone changes and adaptations in the last 5 years with the rise of start-ups such as Uber, Cabify and 99, which offer their partners (drivers) an income opportunity. During this same period, Brazil experienced a constant increase in unemployed people. Seeking a solution to unemployment, workers found in private passenger start-ups an alternative. Therefore, despite the unfavorable economic scenario, start-ups had a great business opportunity with the unemployed, who until then had in their assets a durable good (automobile) and, for the most part, did not generate financial gain, thus enabling , the realization of the partnership between unemployed and start-up. From this scenario, for the grounding of the study, we use the State Space Models.The results were satisfactory and pointed out that in the modeling of the series containing the evolution of private passenger start-ups in Brazil, the component that represents the unemployed volume (explanatory variable) is statistically significant, corroborating similar studies already published.

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