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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
Presentation
Eva-Maria Egger to present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries

Eva-Maria Egger will present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries at a virtual brown-bag seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Malawi on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The...

19 May 2021
Online
Past event
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Working Paper
Inequality and structural transformation in the changing nature of work: The case of Indonesia

This paper analyses the labour market dynamics in Indonesia from 2001 to 2015 and explores the role of the changing nature of occupational employment in explaining the rising earnings inequality during the same period...

Labour market dynamics Inequality Occupations
Working Paper
The economic gains of closing the employment gender gap: Evidence from Morocco

The present paper sheds new light on the growth implications of gender inequalities in the Moroccan labour market. We confront two different approaches...

Morocco Female labour force participation Gender gap
Working Paper
Firms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit

We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...

Financial constraints trade credit Employment
Blog
Adding insult to injury – the impacts of COVID-19 on urban youth in Mozambique

The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty...

Education Youth Employment
Working Paper
The gendered crisis: livelihoods and mental well-being in India during COVID-19

This paper studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gendered dimensions of employment and mental health among urban informal-sector workers in India...

COVID-19 Informal sector Employment
Working Paper
Employment effects of joining global production networks: Does domestic value added matter?

Is the emphasis placed in trade and industry policy-making in developing countries on the share of domestic value-added (‘value-added ratio’) in exports consistent with the objective of achieving economic development through an export-ori...

global production networks value added Exports
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