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Journal Article
Labor-use efficiency in Tunisian manufacturing industries

This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over a period of 25 years, from 1971 to 1996...

Commercial policy Labor demand Manufacturing industries
Book Chapter
South Africa: Demographic, employment, and wage trends

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labor demand Labor market
Research Brief
Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa

While South Africa’s democratic transition precipitated a period of growth, this growth was not inclusive and both poverty and inequality remain high A significant trend in the South African labour market has been the rising share of workers in...

Economic growth Labor demand Labor market
Working Paper
Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa

This paper looks to uncover the growth traps and opportunities for the South African economy, with a focus on underlying labour market dynamics. We explore the potential of South Africa’s demographic dividend...

Economic growth Labor demand Labor market
Working Paper
The elasticity of substitution and labour-displacing technical change in post-apartheid South Africa

This paper uses normalized constant elasticity of substitution production functions to estimate the elasticity of substitution and labour-augmenting technical change in South Africa over the period 1994-2012...

Labor demand Production functions (Economic theory)
Blog
Regional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum

The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...

Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Blog
UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...

Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Blog
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working Paper
The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes on Household Work Decisions in Ghana

A cash transfer programme ‘Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty’ has been implemented with the aim of addressing poverty and vulnerability in Ghana...

Econometric models (Economic development) Labor demand Labor supply
Blog
Illegal Fishing by Small-Scale Fishers in Ghana: Findings and Policy Suggestions

27 May 2014 Wisdom Akpalu The number of fishers and fishing vessels in the capture fishery sector, especially the artisanal marine fishery sub-sector, in Ghana has grown significantly over the past two decades leading to declining catches per trip...

Agriculture Ecology Environmental law
Presentation
Structural transformation, biased technical change and labor demand in Vietnam

The 2 nd Asian Development Review Conference was organized in Manila 1-2 August 2013 by the ADB, the Asian Development Review (ADR) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The Director of UNU-WIDER, Finn Tarp, presented a paper on...

1 August 20132 August 2013
Manila, Philippines
Past event
Journal Article
Trade Liberalization and the Self-Employed in Mexico

Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

Equality and inequality Labor demand Poverty
Journal Article
International Trade and Manufacturing Employment: Is India following the Footsteps of Asia or Africa?

Part of Journal Special Issue FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and India

Failed states International trade Labor demand
Working Paper
Interplay of Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The Case of Uganda

This paper discusses the characteristics and determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in Uganda. It is based on a recent survey of urban and rural entrepreneurs, executed in May 2008...

Business enterprises Business networks Economic development
Working Paper
Trade with China and India and Manufacturing Labour Demand in Argentina

For many in Latin America, the increasing participation of China and India in international markets is seen as a looming shadow of two ‘mighty giants’ on the region’s manufacturing sector...

Competition International trade Labor demand
Working Paper
International Trade and Manufacturing Employment Outcomes in India: A Comparative Study

The Indian economy has observed significant trade reforms since the mid 1980s, and the Indian manufacturing sector has rapidly increased its integration with the world economy...

Failed states International trade Labor demand
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