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Growth and employment in Asia: A complex relationship Employment Growth Development
Working Paper
Leapfrogging into the unknown: The future of structural change in the developing world

This paper traces a set of major trends and future scenarios in global structural change...

technological change structural change Employment
Blog
How a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality

In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes...

Administrative data Employment Gender
Working Paper
Are routine jobs moving south?: Evidence from changes in the occupational structure of employment in the USA and Mexico

The decline of employment in middle-wage, routine task intensive jobs has been well documented for the USA. Increased offshoring towards lower-income countries such as Mexico has been proposed as a potential driver of this decline...

Employment employment structure routine employment
Annual Lecture
The political economy of structural transformation: Has democracy failed African economies? Structural transformation Political economy Growth
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
Working Paper
Self-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua

We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...

Employment Women Latin America
Working Paper
Firm-level employment growth in South Africa: The role of innovation and exports

This paper investigates the effect of innovation on employment growth at the firm level in South Africa. Innovation is typically associated with better export performance at the firm level due to productivity enhancements and new products...

Employment Exports Firm growth
Working Paper
Offshoring within South African manufacturing firms: An analysis of the labour market effects

In South Africa, the manufacturing sector—important for growth and employment creation—has shown declining growth, poor productivity performance, decreased labour demand, and increased imports of intermediate goods (offshoring activities)...

offshoring Firm-level data Linked employer-employee data
Working Paper
Social norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries

This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...

Culture Institutions Developing countries
Book Chapter
Unemployment, Employment and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Labor Employment Economic growth
Journal Article
Gender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Gender Employment Education
Working Paper
Earnings and employment microdata in South Africa

Traditionally, analysts of the South African labour market have used household survey data to describe earnings and employment in the post-Apartheid period...

Administrative data Data sources Earnings
Working Paper
Gender and the South African labour market: Policy relevant research possibilities using South African tax data

This paper has three primary objectives...

Administrative data Employment Gender
Working Paper
Can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment?: Evidence from South Africa

The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted at the employers of low-wage youth...

Employment youth unemployment Taxation
Working Paper
Individual-level employment transitions in rural Vietnam

Structural transformation in rural areas is a key issue in economic development...

Employment Structural transformation Rural areas
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