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Occupational choice
Working Paper
The determinants of occupational sorting: Evidence from Mozambique

We examine the link between individual characteristics and sorting into different occupations using data from university students in Mozambique...

Occupational choice Mozambique Personality traits
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility in occupational choices: Are there gender differences in Ghana?

Historically, the issue of intergenerational evolution of income, wealth, and socioeconomic status has been the subject of considerable research in the analysis of inequality...

Intergenerational Mobility socioeconomic status Occupational choice
Working Paper
Informality, labour transitions, and the livelihoods of workers in Latin America

This paper studies the incidence and heterogeneity of labour informality in six Latin American countries—Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru...

Informality Occupational turnover Education
Working Paper
Occupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone

Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...

Development Employment Foreign aid
Project
Promoting entrepreneurial capacity

Theme: 2008-09

Entrepreneurship can play an important role in structural economic change and in improving wellbeing. Governments and international institutions are investing increasing resources to promote entrepreneurship. This project aims at a greater...

Development and Finance Entrepreneurship Economic development
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