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Working Paper
Maternity benefits mandate and women’s choice of work in Viet Nam

Despite a sizeable literature on the labour market effects of maternity leave regulations on women in developed countries, how these policies affect women’s work in developing countries with a large informal sector remains poorly understood...

Maternity Women's work Informal sector
Seminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns

Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series. The research, part of the project on...

20 April 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Heterogeneous impact of internet availability on female labour market outcomes in an emerging economy: Evidence from Indonesia

Greater female labour market participation has important positive implications not only for women’s empowerment and the well-being of their families but also for the economy they live in...

Internet Labour market Indonesia
Kunal Sen at WEDGE/EMERGE "Interrogating Gender" Seminar

Kunal Sen speaks at the WEDGE and EMERGE programme's first web-based discussion on gender equality and data. The discussion explores what we measure in labor force surveys, what we do not count, and how decisions regarding measurement shape...

22 January 2021
Online, United States
Past event
The Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...

Social protection Economic growth Labour market
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
Gender wage gaps in Ghana: A comparison across different selection models

The wage of an individual is observed only when he/she is employed. However, getting employment requires two decisions...

Gender Ghana Labour market
Project workshop
Women's work – Routes to social and economic empowerment
19 November 20203 December 2020
Virtual, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
What works to mitigate and reduce relative (and absolute) inequality?: A systematic review

Over the past two decades, research on the impacts of a diverse range of public policies and income inequality has seen rapid growth...

Income inequality Systematic review Tax policy
Working Paper
By choice or by force?: Uncovering the nature of informal employment in urban Mexico

Using a special module of the 2015 Mexican Labour Force Survey with information on workers’ preferences for jobs with social security coverage, I estimate that 80 per cent of informal workers in large urban areas would prefer to work in a job t...

Informal work Labour market Labour market segmentation
Working Paper
Fiscal policy, labour market, and inequality: Diagnosing South Africa's anomalies in the shadow of racial discrimination

Inequality in South Africa is the enduring legacy of racial discrimination...

Inequality Discrimination Job search
Working Paper
Polarization in the South African labour market: Economy-wide scenarios

Technical change impacts both the employment intensity of production and the composition of occupations and skills of employment...

Labour market Polarization Computable general equilibrium
Graduating in the shadow of the pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work

Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis...

School-to-Work Labour market Education
Journal Article
Wage growth and inquality in urban China: 1988-2013

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Wages Income inequality Wage growth
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
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