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Labour market segmentation
Working Paper
Material barriers, cultural boundaries: A mixed-methods analysis of gender and labour market segmentation in Bangladesh

Data on female labour force participation in Bangladesh suggest that, despite the increase in female-intensive employment opportunities through microfinance, export garment manufacturing, and community-based services, the majority of working women ar...

Gender inequality Labour market segmentation Mixed methods
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Heterogeneous informality in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Informal work is often considered a place of employment for marginalized and vulnerable workers who have been rationed out of preferred formal work...

Informality Developing countries Costa Rica
Working Paper
By 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
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Informal 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
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Who demands labour (de)regulation in the developing world?: Insider–outsider theory revisited

Contrary to the predictions of the insider–outsider model, we show that the large majority of outsiders in developing countries support, rather than oppose, protective labour regulations...

Formal and informal Labour Labour market segmentation
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Intersecting inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil

Concerns about the dramatic rise in income inequality across the world and, at the same time, assessments of national progress on the Millennium Development Goals made it clear that it is the intersection of income inequality, marginalized social ide...

Income distribution Intersecting inequalities Labour market segmentation
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