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Working Paper
Does connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle-income countries

Gender gaps in labour 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
Working Paper
Vulnerable employment of Egyptian, Jordanian, and Tunisian youth: Trends and determinants

Youths in the Middle East and North Africa face the highest unemployment rates in the world. Those who are employed are pushed to accept informal sector jobs that are insecure, unsafe, and lack non-wage benefits...

Vulnerable employment Informality youth unemployment
Working Paper
Informal–formal workers' transition in Nigeria: A livelihood analysis

This study evaluates the effects of the informal sector on Nigerian workers’ livelihoods and analyses workers’ transitions within the informal sector and between informal and formal employment...

Regression analysis Employment Formal and informal
Research Brief
Finding optimal solutions for efficient youth labour policies: What kind of firms employ young people in South Africa?

According to South Africa’s National Development Plan Vision 2030, serious action needs to be taken to reduce poverty and encourage economic growth...

Tax administration data Firm level Firm behaviour
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
Journal Article
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan Africa experience

The COVID-19 pandemic poses risks not only for people’s health but also economic wellbeing. While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, its impact on the labour market has become a key issue of global concern...

COVID-19 Employment informal poor
Working Paper
Transforming informal work and livelihoods in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

We divide workers into six work statuses: formal self-employed, upper-tier informal self-employed, lower-tier informal self-employed, formal wage-employed, upper-tier informal wage-employed, and lower-tier informal wage-employed...

Employment informal work worker mobility
Background Note
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic poses important risks for people’s health and economic wellbeing...

COVID-19 Employment informal poor
Working Paper
Old-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
News
Students in Maputo City. Photo: Elina Penttinen Baseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
Blog
Is 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 Paper
Earnings 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 Paper
The 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
Report
Baseline 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
Report
Baseline 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 Paper
Separating 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
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