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Working PaperOld-age pensions and female labour supply in India
Whether cash transfers have unintended behavioural effects on the recipient household’s labour supply is of considerable policy interest...Childcare Employment Income effect
NewsBaseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
BlogIs vocational education the fast track to employment in Mozambique?
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is often put forward as the solution to youth unemployment — but to prove its worth, better evidence is needed...Employment Graduate employability education policy
Working PaperEarnings in the South African Revenue Service IRP5 data
The IRP5 and IT3(a) tax data from the South African Revenue Service have been made available to researchers through a joint project between the South African Revenue Service, the National Treasury, and UNU-WIDER...Employment Labour income South Africa
Working PaperThe relationship between transport accessibility and employment duration
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether transport accessibility influences the employment duration of individuals in South Africa...Employment employment duration Equality
ReportBaseline survey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational education graduates in Mozambique (in Portuguese): Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique
A investigação aqui apresentada foi planeada e implementada por pesquisadores do United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), do Grupo de Pesquisa em Economia do Desenvolvimento (DERG) da Uni...Mozambique education policy Employment
ReportBaseline survey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational education graduates in Mozambique: Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique
The research detailed herein was planned and implemented by researchers at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the Develop-ment Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen ...Mozambique education policy Employment
Working PaperSeparating employment effects into job destruction and job creation: Evidence from a large minimum wage increase in the agricultural sector using administrative tax data
This paper presents new evidence on the employment effects of a large increase in agricultural minimum wages in South Africa using anonymized tax data...Minimum wage employment effects non-compliance
Working PaperLeapfrogging into the unknown: The future of structural change in the developing world
This paper traces a set of major trends and future scenarios in global structural change...technological change structural change Employment
BlogHow a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality
In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes...Administrative data Employment Gender
Working PaperAre routine jobs moving south?: Evidence from changes in the occupational structure of employment in the USA and Mexico
The decline of employment in middle-wage, routine task intensive jobs has been well documented for the USA. Increased offshoring towards lower-income countries such as Mexico has been proposed as a potential driver of this decline...Employment employment structure routine employment
Research BriefThe impact on jobs and earnings of offshoring in South Africa
The success of an economy’s manufacturing sector is often critical to economic growth and development...offshoring Firm-level data Linked employer-employee data
Working PaperOccupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone
Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...Development Employment Foreign aid
Working PaperSelf-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua
We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...Employment Women Latin America