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Labour demand
Working Paper
The rise in women’s labour force participation in Mexico: Supply vs demand factors

We estimate the relative importance of alternative labour supply and demand mechanisms in explaining the rise of female labour force participation over the last 55 years in Mexico...

Female labour force participation Mexico Education
Working Paper
Labour demand and the distribution of wages in South African manufacturing exporters

This paper contributes to the understanding of the linkages between exporting, labour demand, and wages in South Africa...

Exporters Firm-level analysis Labour demand
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 Labour demand Manufacturing industries
Book Chapter
South Africa: Demographic, employment, and wage trends

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labour demand Labour market
Working Paper
Links between foreign direct investment and human capital formation: Evidence from the manufacturing sector in India

This paper is related to the literature on the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the labour market of host countries...

Foreign Direct Investment Human capital Labour demand
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 Labour demand Labour 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 Labour demand Labour 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...

Labour demand Production functions (Economic theory)
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...

Automotive industry Carbon tax Economic integration
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)
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 Climate change 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) Labour demand Labour supply
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
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 Labour 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 Labour demand
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