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Working Paper
A policy for the jobless youth in South Africa: Individual impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive

This paper uses survey and tax administrative data to analyse the effects of a sizeable employer-borne payroll tax credit for young, low-wage workers in South Africa...

Employment Youth Wage subsidy
Working Paper
Employer power and employment in developing countries

The issue of employer power is underemphasized in the development literature. The default model is usually one of competitive labour markets. This assumption matters for analysis and policy prescription...

Employer power Employment Developing countries
Working Paper
Physical proximity and occupational employment change by gender during the COVID-19 pandemic

Previous economic downturns such as the 2008–09 Global Financial Crisis disproportionately affected male employment due to greater contractions in industries typically filled by men (e.g., manufacturing)...

COVID-19 Gender Employment
Technical Note
Discrete choice modelling of labour supply and informal employment using ECUAMOD

This technical note presents one of the modelling approaches used in Jara and Rattenhuber (2022) to estimate formal employment elasticities, namely the estimation of a discrete choice model of labour supply with informal employment...

Labour supply Informal Employment
Presentation
Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Blog
The COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections

The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...

Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
Journal Article
Does connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle income countries

Gender gaps in labor force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change. We assess this persistence across economic geographies within countries, focusing on youth employment in off-farm wage jobs...

Gender gap Youth Employment
Journal Article
The resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Canada Earnings Economic integration
Working Paper
Who benefits from job training programmes?: Evidence from a high-dosage programme in Brazil

Using admission lotteries and registry data linking labour market outcomes, we study the effect of a vocational training programme focused on disadvantaged individuals in Brazil...

Training Employment Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Estimating employment responses to South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive

We present new evidence on the effects of South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive (ETI), a hiring and employment wage subsidy aimed at reducing youth unemployment...

Difference-in-differences Employment event study
Research Brief
Será o Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) uma solução para o desemprego jovem?: Dinâmica da transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ETP em Moçambique

O Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) é frequentemente visto como uma solução milagrosa que resolve questões que vão desde o desemprego juvenil até à mudança estrutural relacionada com o me...

Mozambique Education policy Employment
Research Brief
Is technical and vocational education and training a solution for youth unemployment?: The dynamics of school-to-work transition of TVET graduates in Mozambique

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is often seen as a silver bullet resolving issues ranging from youth unemployment to labour market-related structural change...

Mozambique Education policy Employment
Report
Inquérito à transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique: Relatório Final

Este relatório documenta as principais conclusões do Inquérito à Transiçãoo Ensino-Emprego dos Finalistas do Ensino Técnico-Profissional em Moçambique...

Mozambique Education policy Employment
Report
Survey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational training graduates in Mozambique: Final report

This report documents the main conclusions of the Survey on the School-to-Work Transition of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Graduates in Mozambique...

Mozambique Education policy Employment
Policy Brief
The economic gains of reducing the employment gender gap in Morocco

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, including Morocco, currently record the lowest rates of female labour force participation (FLFP) in the world...

Female labour force participation Gender gap Employment
Working Paper
Firm and product survival analysis: Evidence from South African tax administrative and products data

Enterprise development, especially expansion into export markets, is essential to create employment and unlock growth potential in many economies, including in sub-Saharan Africa...

Enterprises Survival analysis Firm performance
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