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Duration of pre-university education and labour market outcomes: Eevidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. 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
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
Blog
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 transitions 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
Blog
The labour market implications of COVID-19 for Bangladeshi women

With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020, 1 the livelihoods of a significant number of people were under serious threat — with women most likely to suffer the wors...

COVID-19 Gender inequality Labour force participation
News
Students in Maputo City. Photo: Elina Penttinen Baseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
News
Study reveals mismatch between qualifications and market needs in Mozambique

Tracer study suggests Mozambique’s economy is not generating enough demand for employees with a university-level education, and that students are often poorly aware of career paths and what different jobs require. First published in November 2019,...

Mozambique Education Labour market
Working Paper
Labour market polarization in South Africa: A decomposition analysis

There is evidence from developed countries that technical change affects not only the employment intensity of production, but also the occupational composition of employment...

Decomposition Labour market Polarization
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Summer School 2019 2019 UNU-WIDER Summer School Capacity building Labour market Labour market participation
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A summer of learning: Takeaways from the first UNU-WIDER Summer School
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As an applied economist working as a lecturer and researcher in Nigeria, opportunities to learn and exchange ideas with peers can be few and far between...

Labour market Household data Economic policy
Working Paper
Are you what you consume?: Impact of food, soft drinks, and coffee on cognitive and non-cognitive test scores

Cognitive and non-cognitive tests are key factors in many aspects of economics, especially within labour market analysis...

cognitive test non-cognitive test Measurement error
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
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