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Labor market analysis for developing countries

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This paper is about analyzing labor markets in developing countries, searching for both improved understanding and greater policy relevance. Following a five-part policy evaluation framework, the highlights of labor markets in developing countries are presented. Theoretical models with multiple sectors and segments and empirical analysis using different kinds of data are then reviewed. A brief concluding section addresses some priority research needs.

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  • Fields, Gary S., 2011. "Labor market analysis for developing countries," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(S1), pages 16-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:18:y:2011:i:s1:p:s16-s22
    DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2011.09.005
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