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Working PaperConflict, Disasters, and No Jobs: Reasons for International Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest growth rate in net international migration in the world. The reasons for this migration are investigated in this paper...Emigration and immigration Labor demand Natural disasters
Working PaperTrade Liberalization and the Self-employed in Mexico
In this paper I examine the trend in income inequality and poverty among the self-employed workers in Mexico over the last two decades (1984–2002)...Equality and inequality Labor demand Poverty
Book ChapterICT Opportunities and Challenges for Development in the Arab Region
From the book: New Economy in DevelopmentEconomic development Information technology Labor demand
Book ChapterSkill Requirements, Earnings and Labour Demand in Nigeria's Urban Informal Sector
From the book: Informal Labour Markets and DevelopmentInformal sector (Economics) Labor demand Urban economics
Working PaperThe Microeconomics of Inequality, Poverty and Market Liberalizing Reforms
This paper illustrates how the use of microeconometric techniques can be used to uncover the micro dynamics behind macro shocks...Equality and inequality Income distribution Labor demand
Journal ArticleForeign Trade and the Gender Earnings Differential in Urban Mexico
Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO RegimeDiscrimination in employment Free trade International trade
Working PaperReturn International Migration and Geographical Inequality: The Case of Egypt
This paper explores entrepreneurship amongst return migrants, how their business locations and characteristics differ from other businesses, and the implications for rural-urban inequality...Economic development Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Human capital
Journal ArticleReturn International Migration and Geographical Inequality: The Case of Egypt
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in AfricaEconomic development Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Human capital
Working PaperForeign Trade and the Gender Earnings Differential in Urban Mexico
This paper examines the effect of foreign trade induced product market competition, upon workplace gender discrimination in urban Mexico as measured by the gender earnings differential...Discrimination in employment Free trade International trade
Working PaperLabour-Use Efficiency in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries: A Flexible Adjustment Model
This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over the period 1971–96. The adjustment process is industry and time specific...Commercial policy Labor demand Manufacturing
Working PaperICT Opportunities and Challenges for Development in the Arab World
This paper examines the status of ICT in the Arab world and the potential opportunities and challenges that ICT is expected to create for development in the region...Economic development Information technology Labor demand
Book ChapterCross-Border Movements of People
From the book: Governing GlobalizationGlobalization Income distribution Labor demand
Journal ArticleNew Economy and ICT Development in China
Part of Journal Special Issue The New EconomyEquality and inequality Industrial policy Information technology
Working PaperNew Economy and ICT Development in China
The rapid development and diffusion of the information and communications technology (ICT) is the major driving force of the New Economy...Equality and inequality Industrial policy Information technology
BlogGlobal Production Networks: Risks and Opportunities
by Henryk Kierzkowski Globalization, a term that has entered everyday usage, means more than the intensification of trade relations...Business networks Globalization Labor demand