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Labor Market Policy Options of the Kurdistan Regional Government

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  • Heshmati, Almas

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    (Jönköping University, Sogang University)

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This study is a descriptive analysis of the labor market conditions in Iraqi Federal Kurdistan Region. It explores a number of integrated factors that covariate and determine the level and patterns of the labor market outcomes in the region. In the first step, each of the determinants of unemployment is described and establishes their causal and directions of possible effects. In the second step, the characteristic of the current labor market policy is investigated. Finally, after providing knowledge about the nature of (un)employment and current policy measures, a number policy measures are proposed to reduce the rate of unemployment or to reduce the negative effects of unemployment and to promote skills, capability and development potential.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3247.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Publication status: published in: Heshmati, The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3247

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Keywords: wages; skills; government policy; mismatch; employment; public sector; Kurdistan;

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  1. Almas Heshmati & Ilham Haouas, 2004. "The effects of union wage-settings on firms' production factor decisions," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(7), pages 415-420.
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  1. Heshmati, Almas, 2007. "A Model for Industrial Development of the Federal Region of Kurdistan: Science and Technology Policy, Instruments and Institutions," IZA Discussion Papers 3213, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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