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Enrique Alaniz, T. H. Gindling, Catherine Mata, Diego Rojas - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Informal work is often considered a place of employment for marginalized and vulnerable workers who have been rationed out of preferred formal work. However, informality can also be seen as a dynamic sector that budding entrepreneurs and those looking for flexible working conditions enter...

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Enrique Alaniz, T. H. Gindling, Catherine Mata, Diego Rojas - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We divide workers into six work statuses: formal self-employed, upper-tier informal self-employed, lower-tier informal self-employed, formal wage-employed, upper-tier informal wage-employed, and lower-tier informal wage-employed. In both Costa Rica and Nicaragua, earnings are highest for...

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– Effects on poverty and redistribution
Verónica Amarante, Martin Brun - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we present comparative evidence for eight Latin American countries regarding design and effects of cash transfers (CTs). On the basis of household survey data, we analyse their coverage, importance in household income, and effects on poverty reduction and income redistribution.We...

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– Costa Rica country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In the 2000s, Costa Rica experienced moderate economic growth and a general improvement in labour market conditions. From 2000 to 2012, Costa Rica grew at the Latin American average. Most labour market indicators improved during 2001–09 and 2010–12 (the series with comparable data)....

– The Case of Costa Rica
Alberto Trejos - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK
– Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic
Eliana Cardoso - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK
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– Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
Eliana Cardoso - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides a synthesis of the four papers on the Latin American and Caribbean economies: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. It focuses on the following themes: macroeconomic stabilization and fiscal challenges, poverty and inequality, and the use of natural resources to...

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– The Case of Costa Rica
Alberto Trejos - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, I discuss the reasons for Costa Rica’s economic performance over the last quarter of a century. Three complementary sets of policies (investments in human capital, careful stabilization, and an intelligent and aggressive integration into the world economy) explain the...

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Marco V. Sánches, Rob Vos - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

Marco V. Sánchez and Rob Vos Substantial slowdown in progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be expected as a consequence of the global economic downturn. Even prior to the crisis and despite significant progress, many countries have not been on track to meet...

– Experience and Issues
Gerald K. Helleiner - Palgrave Macmillan, 2001 - Basingstoke, UK

The volume contains original essays by authors who have worked together to derive lessons for African export prospects from the experiences of some of the more successful developing countries in East Asia and Latin America. They present up-to-date data and analysis on non-traditional exporting...

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– Policies and Conditions for Export Diversification
Ennio Rodrigues - UNU-WIDER, 1998 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the last thirty-five years, Costa Rican exports (in dollars) have grown at an average annual growth rate of 10.8 per cent. In the context of an import substituting industrialization and subregional integration, exports grew at increasingly higher rates through the sixties and seventies; but...

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