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Regression discontinuity
Working Paper
Access to microfinance and female labour force participation

Although microfinance started as a movement to improve women’s economic well-being through increased female entrepreneurship in particular, its impact on women’s attitudes toward and participation in the labour market is not fully underst...

Microfinance female entrepreneurship Wellbeing
Journal Article
Duration 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 Paper
Duration 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
Working Paper
The impact of employment protection on the temporary employment services sector: Evidence from South Africa using data from tax records

Attempts to regulate the temporary employment sector have had mixed results internationally. In South Africa, temporary employment was regulated in 2015 through amendments to the Labour Relations Act...

Administrative data Employment protection legislation Regression discontinuity
Working Paper
Revisiting the returns to education during rapid structural and rural transformation in Thailand: A regression discontinuity approach

This paper estimates returns to schooling in Thailand, applying a regression discontinuity approach to the change in the compulsory schooling law in 1978...

Returns to education Mincer equation Ability bias
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