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Kenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working Paper
Gender differences in child investment behaviour among agricultural households: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme

We examine the impacts of an unconditional cash transfer in Lesotho using an experimental impact evaluation design. We find that the cash transfer led to different outcomes for girls and boys, overall favouring secondary school-aged girls...

Children Education Labor
Blog
African Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth

From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working Paper
Affirmative action policies and the evolution of post-apartheid South Africa’s racial wage gap

Racial wage inequality and discrimination have pervaded South African society for centuries. Apartheid legislation cemented these disparities by institutionalizing white job reservation and many other unfair practices...

Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Labor
Working Paper
Job flows, worker flows, and churning in South Africa

In this paper, worker and job flows are estimated using the IRP5 data from the South African Revenue Services...

Job satisfaction Labor Labor economics
Journal Article
Structural Transformation, Biased Technological Change and Employment in Vietnam

Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...

Economic development Economic growth Labor
Working Paper
The African Lions: Kenya country case study

This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Video
The Impact of Policies on Inequality

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.3

Inequality Measurement (Poverty) Foreign aid
Journal Article
Priorities for Boosting Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for Mozambique

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Employment

Labor
Journal Article
Is Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid, and Employment in Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Employment

Economic assistance and foreign aid Labor Small business
Journal Article
Aid, Employment, and Poverty Reduction in Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Employment

Economic assistance and foreign aid Labor Poverty
Journal Article
Aid, Growth, and Employment in Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Employment

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Labor
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
Structural transformation, biased technological change, and employment in Vietnam

Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...

Economic development Economic growth Labor
Book Chapter
Informality, Growth and Development in Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Economic development Economic aspects (Households) Informal sector (Economics)
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