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A note on measuring unemployment

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  • Nanak Kakwani

    () (International Poverty Centre)

  • Hyun H. Son

    () (International Poverty Centre)

Abstract

This paper proposes a new measure of the unemployment rate. This measure takes into account not only people who are unemployed, but also those earning below the subsistence level of income in the labor market. The proposed methodology is applied to Brazil?s unit record household surveys covering the period between 1995 and 2004.

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  • Nanak Kakwani & Hyun H. Son, 2006. "A note on measuring unemployment," Working Papers 28, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:28
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    1. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 2009. "La féminisation de l'urbanisation de la pauvreté à Madagascar," Documents de travail 147, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.

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    Keywords

    Open unemployment rate; Underemployment; Productive employment; Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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