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The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Costa Rica country study

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  • Guillermo Cruces
  • Gary S. Fields
  • David Jaume
  • Mariana Viollaz

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In the 2000s, Costa Rica experienced moderate economic growth and a general improvement in labour market conditions. From 2000 to 2012, Costa Rica grew at the Latin American average. Most labour market indicators improved during 2001-09 and 2010-12 (the series with comparable data). However, the unemployment rate increased in both periods, the mix of employment by occupations polarized from 2010 to 2012, and some poverty and inequality indicators increased from 2010 to 2012.

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  • Guillermo Cruces & Gary S. Fields & David Jaume & Mariana Viollaz, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Costa Rica country study," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2015-074, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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