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Journal ArticleJob quality and labour market transitions: Evidence from Mexican informal and formal workers
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityInformal work job quality Labour market dynamics
Journal ArticleInformal work in sub-Saharan Africa: Dead end or stepping-stone?
Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labor markets of many low- and middle-income countries...Informality Labour market dynamics Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperInequality and structural transformation in the changing nature of work: The case of Indonesia
This paper analyses the labour market dynamics in Indonesia from 2001 to 2015 and explores the role of the changing nature of occupational employment in explaining the rising earnings inequality during the same period...Labour market dynamics Inequality Occupations
Working PaperJob quality and labour market transitions: Evidence from Mexican informal and formal workers
In this paper we analyse informal work in Mexico, which accounts for the majority of employment in the country and has grown over time...Informal work job quality Labour market dynamics
Research BriefJob duration in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa
The two primary features of a job are its wage and how long it lasts. Today, there is an extensive literature on wages in the developing world thanks to the expansion of national household survey data...Apartheid Labour market dynamics Job duration
Working PaperJob spells in an emerging market: Evidence from apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa
Few studies exist on job duration in developing labour markets—an important omission both in our understanding of such markets and for the job duration literature, which is mainly based on developed-country case studies, which differ in structu...Apartheid Labour market dynamics Job duration
Working PaperInformal work in sub-Saharan Africa: Dead end or steppingstone?
Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labour markets of many low- and middle-income countries...Informality Labour market dynamics Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperSelf-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua
We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...Employment Women Latin America