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Book Chapter
The evolution of vulnerable employment in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

From the book: The Job Ladder

Vulnerable employment Informality Youth unemployment
Book Chapter
Informal–formal workers’ transition in Nigeria: A livelihood analysis

From the book: The Job Ladder

Regression analysis Employment Formal and informal
Journal Article
Educational expansion and shifting private returns to education: Evidence from Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | We examine how returns to education have evolved in the context of post-conflict reconstruction and economic growth in Mozambique over the period 1996–2015...

Returns to education Workforce Employment
Book Chapter
Indonesia: employment and inequality trends

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Labour market dynamics Inequality Occupations
Book Chapter
Self-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua

From the book: The Job Ladder

Employment Women Latin America
Book Chapter
Transforming informal work and livelihoods in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

From the book: The Job Ladder

Employment Informal work Worker mobility
Working Paper
Top earners and earnings inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuadorian administrative data

This paper aims to assess the extent to which top earners in Ecuador were affected by the COVID-19 crisis compared to other segments of the population...

Top incomes Employment Earnings inequality
Working Paper
Determinants of gender gaps in youth employment in urban Mozambique

In this study, we explore the correlates of the employment gender gap among urban youth in Mozambique. Young people are confronted with simultaneous decisions about education, work and family life influenced by social norms around gender roles...

Gender gap Employment Decomposition
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
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
Book Chapter
Leapfrogging into the unknown: The future of structural change in the developing world

From the book: The developer’s dilemma

Technological change Structural change Employment
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
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