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Employment and Shared Growth : Rethinking the Role of Labor Mobility for Development

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  • Pierella Paci
  • Pieter Serneels

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This edited volume brings together the papers presented at the conference, "Rethinking the Role of Jobs for Shared Growth," held in Washington, DC, in June 2006. The common theme is that of mobility in the labor market. As growth is related to sectoral shifts in economic activity, the mobility of labor plays a crucial role in ensuring sustainable growth whose benefits are shared amongst all individuals. The papers in this volume focus on selected priority issues at the frontier of research in the microeconomics of labor markets in developing countries, multi-segmented labor markets, the role of informal employment and self-employment, the effect of worker mobility on income, and the impact of firm dynamics on growth and employment. These are important parts of the puzzle and contribute to a better understanding of the role of employment in the economic development of low-income countries.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 6765 and published in 2007.

ISBN: 978-0-8213-7107-7
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Keywords: Social Protections and Labor - Labor Markets Social Protections and Labor - Labor Policies Health; Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Banks and Banking Reform Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Markets and Market Access Finance and Financial Sector Development Health; Nutrition and Population;

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  1. Falco, Paolo & Kerr, Andrew & Rankin, Neil & Sandefur, Justin & Teal, Francis, 2011. "The returns to formality and informality in urban Africa," Labour Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 18(S1), pages S23-S31.

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