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What policies should be there for employment in urban areas of developing countries?

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  • Gugushvili, Alexi

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This 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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  • Gugushvili, Alexi, 2006. "What policies should be there for employment in urban areas of developing countries?," MPRA Paper 2862, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2862
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    1. World Bank, 2005. "World Development Indicators 2005," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 12426, July.
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    Keywords

    Developing countries; Urban unemployment; Employment policies;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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