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The Service Revolution

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  • Ghani, Ejaz

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  • Kharas, Homi

    (World Bank)

Abstract

The growth experience of India and other South Asian countries suggests that a “Service Revolution”—rapid income growth, job creation, gender equality, and poverty reduction led by services—is now possible. What is a service revolution? Can services be as dynamic as manufacturing? Can latecomers to development take advantage of the globalization of services? Can services be a driver of sustained growth, job creation, and poverty reduction? What kind of policies and institutions do developing countries need to benefit from services-led growth?

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  • Ghani, Ejaz & Kharas, Homi, 2010. "The Service Revolution," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 14, pages 1-5, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep14
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    Keywords

    growth; services; India; South Asia; income; manufacturing; poverty reduction; globalization; jobs; developing countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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