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Labor economics
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
Blog
What Mozambique Can Do to Achieve Rapid Economic and Social Progress

In the more than two decades since democratic elections signalled a new era in Mozambique , a great deal has been accomplished...

Agriculture Economic development Econometric models (Economic development)
Working Paper
Impact of Income and Non-Income Shocks on Child Labour: Evidence from a Panel Survey of Tanzania

This paper investigates the impact of income and non-income shocks on child labour using a model in which the household maximizes utility from consumption as well as human capital development of the child...

Agriculture Children Econometric models (Economic development)
Research Brief
How to Promote Sustainable Jobs in Mozambique

Strong economic growth has not turned into poverty reduction in Mozambique due to stagnation in job creation...

Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Labor economics
Journal Article
Industry Switching in Developing Countries

Firm turnover (i.e., firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sector-level productivity growth. In contrast, the role and importance of firms that switch activities from one sector to another is not well understood...

Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity Labor economics
Working Paper
Jobs and Welfare in Mozambique

Mozambique has achieved remarkable macroeconomic success over recent decades, boasting one of the world’s highest rates of GDP growth. However, absolute poverty remains persistent, spilling over into social unrest...

Agriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Labor economics
Working Paper
Industry Switching in Developing Countries

Firm turnover (i.e. firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sector level productivity growth across developing and developed countries...

Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity Labor economics
Book Chapter
Firm Location Choice in Cities: Evidence from China and India

From the book: The Rise of China and India

Choice Labor economics Urban economics
Journal Special Issue
FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and India

The project centers on the inter-linkages between the major developing countries of Brazil, India, China and South Africa and the global economy, with a special emphasis on the implications of China's growth on smaller economies and the rest of t...

Economic development Equality and inequality International trade
Book
Understanding Inequality and Poverty in China: Methods and Applications

The ongoing campaign of 'western development' launched in 1999 and the recent Chinese government initiative of 'building a harmonious society' highlight the urgency and significance of analyzing inequality and poverty...

Comparative economics Equality and inequality Labor economics
Working Paper
Firm Location Choice in Cities: Evidence from China, India, and Brazil

We use large survey data sets of firms provided by the World Bank for China, India, and Brazil—Investment Climate Surveys—to address the important question: what determines the locational choice of firms among cities in these countries...

Choice Labor economics Urban economics
Book
Informal Labour Markets and Development

This book presents significant new research on the informal labour markets of developing countries...

Globalization Informal sector (Economics) Labor economics
Book Chapter
Introduction: Informal Labour Markets and Development

From the book: Informal Labour Markets and Development

Globalization Informal sector (Economics) Labor economics
Working Paper
Out of School and (Probably) in Work: Child Labour and Capability Deprivation in India

This paper explores the hypothesis that the phenomenon of child labour is explicable in terms of poverty that compels a household to keep its children out of school and put them to work in the cause of the household’s survival...

Children Econometric models (Economic development) Labor economics
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