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


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


Venezuela experienced slow economic growth during the 2000s. The economy suffered a recession in the early years of the period and during the international crisis of 2008, but most labour market indicators improved and moved along with the business cycle over the period. The only indicators that did not improve were the composition of employment by occupational position and the percentage of workers registered with social security, which remained essentially unchanged. Most of the labour market indicators were affected negatively by the international crisis, and some of them had not recovered their pre-crisis levels by 2012.

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  • Cruces Guillermo & Fields Gary S. & Jaume David & Viollaz Mariana, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Venezuela country study," WIDER Working Paper Series 084, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2015-084

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    1. Jake Johnston & Mark Weisbrot, 2012. "Venezuela's Economic Recovery: Is It Sustainable?," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2012-24, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
    2. Gary Fields, 2012. "Challenges and policy lessons for the growth-employment-poverty nexus in developing countries," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 1(1), pages 1-24, December.
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    1. Guillermo Cruces & Gary Fields & David Jaume & Mariana Viollaz, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Cross-country analysis," WIDER Working Paper Series 110, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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    Economic growth; Income distribution; Labor market; Poverty; Public welfare;

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