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NewsSocial Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Working PaperMaternity benefits mandate and women’s choice of work in Viet Nam
Despite a sizeable literature on the labour market effects of maternity leave regulations on women in developed countries, how these policies affect women’s work in developing countries with a large informal sector remains poorly understood...Maternity Women's work Informal sector
SeminarSeminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns
Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series. The research, part of the project on...
Working PaperHeterogeneous impact of internet availability on female labour market outcomes in an emerging economy: Evidence from Indonesia
Greater female labour market participation has important positive implications not only for women’s empowerment and the well-being of their families but also for the economy they live in...Internet Labour market Indonesia
SeminarKunal Sen at WEDGE/EMERGE "Interrogating Gender" Seminar
Kunal Sen speaks at the WEDGE and EMERGE programme's first web-based discussion on gender equality and data. The discussion explores what we measure in labor force surveys, what we do not count, and how decisions regarding measurement shape...
BlogThe Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...Social protection Economic growth Labour market
Journal ArticleDuration of pre-university education and labour market outcomes: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana
This study provides new evidence on the effect of shortening the duration of pre‐university education on long‐term labour market outcomes in Ghana, exploiting the education reform of 1987 as a natural experiment...Years of education Labour market Labour market outcomes
Working PaperGender wage gaps in Ghana: A comparison across different selection models
The wage of an individual is observed only when he/she is employed. However, getting employment requires two decisions...Gender Ghana Labour market
Project workshopWomen's work – Routes to social and economic empowerment
Working PaperWhat works to mitigate and reduce relative (and absolute) inequality?: A systematic review
Over the past two decades, research on the impacts of a diverse range of public policies and income inequality has seen rapid growth...Income inequality Systematic review Tax policy
Working PaperBy choice or by force?: Uncovering the nature of informal employment in urban Mexico
Using a special module of the 2015 Mexican Labour Force Survey with information on workers’ preferences for jobs with social security coverage, I estimate that 80 per cent of informal workers in large urban areas would prefer to work in a job t...Informal work Labour market Labour market segmentation
Working PaperFiscal policy, labour market, and inequality: Diagnosing South Africa's anomalies in the shadow of racial discrimination
Inequality in South Africa is the enduring legacy of racial discrimination...Inequality Discrimination Job search
Working PaperPolarization in the South African labour market: Economy-wide scenarios
Technical change impacts both the employment intensity of production and the composition of occupations and skills of employment...Labour market Polarization Computable general equilibrium
BlogGraduating in the shadow of the pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work
Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis...School-to-Work Labour market Education
Journal ArticleWage growth and inquality in urban China: 1988-2013
Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in ChinaWages Income inequality Wage growth
Working PaperDuration of pre-university education and labour market outcomes: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana
This paper provides new evidence on the causal effect of shortening the duration of pre-university education on long-term labour market outcomes in Ghana...Years of education Labour market Labour market outcomes