What policies should be there for employment in urban areas of developing countries?
AbstractThis paper examines employment policies in urban areas of developing world. We follow traditional economic analysis and present the urban unemployment problem as an inequality of labour supply and demand on labour markets. The effects of demand-side and supply-side policies on informal urban employment are investigated through econometrical models. One or several variables are employed as crude proxies for every policy option. The dependent variable is informal urban employment as a per cent of total urban employment, with the data on eighteen developing countries from different parts of the world.
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Date of creation: 09 Dec 2006
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Developing countries; Urban unemployment; Employment policies;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-04-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2007-04-28 (Development)
- NEP-MAC-2007-04-28 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-URE-2007-04-28 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- World Bank, 2005. "World Development Indicators 2005," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 12426, March.
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