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  1. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Psychosocial competencies and risky behaviours in Peru

    We use a unique longitudinal dataset from Peru to investigate the relationship between psychosocial competencies related to the concepts of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and aspirations, and a number of risky be...

    Marta Favara and Alan Sanchez

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:3

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  2. Original article

    Childhood health and educational investment under risk

    A huge literature shows that childhood health and educational attainment are highly correlated. However, estimates for the effect of childhood health on educational attainment under risk generally confound the...

    Neha Kumra

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:2

    Published on: 30 January 2017

  3. Original article

    Pathways from school to work in the developing world

    This paper uses novel micro data from the ILO-STWT surveys to provide evidence on the duration, endpoint, and determinants of the transition from school to work in a sample of 23 low- and middle-income countri...

    Marco Manacorda, Furio Camillo Rosati, Marco Ranzani and Giuseppe Dachille

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  4. Original article

    How Large are Earnings Penalties for Self-Employed and Informal Wage Workers?

    This paper examines the earnings penalties and premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries. Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own-account workers, employers ...

    T. H. Gindling, Nadwa Mossaad and David Newhouse

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:20

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  5. Original article

    Decomposition analysis of earnings inequality in rural India: 2004–2012

    We analyze the changes in earnings of paid workers (wage earners) in rural India from 2004/05 to 2011/12. Real earnings increased at all percentiles, and the percentage increase was larger at the lower end. Co...

    Shantanu Khanna, Deepti Goel and René Morissette

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:18

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  6. Original article

    Introducing the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey 2014

    This paper introduces the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey (TLMPS) of 2014, the first round of a publicly available nationally representative longitudinal household survey. We provide a description of the sam...

    Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, Caroline Krafft and Dominique J. Rolando

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:15

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  7. Original article

    Regional variation of the minimum wages in China

    This paper analyzes the regional variation of minimum wage in China. We first introduce the institutional background of China’s minimum-wage policy and then describe the regional variation of the minimum wages...

    Chunbing Xing and Jianwei Xu

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:8

    Published on: 28 April 2016

  8. Original article

    Female labor force participation and child education in India: evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    We exploit the implementation of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to identify exogenous shifts in mothers’ labor force participation and its impact on their children’s educational outcomes. U...

    Farzana Afridi, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Soham Sahoo

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:7

    Published on: 13 April 2016

  9. Original article

    The effect of doubling the minimum wage on employment: evidence from Russia

    We take advantage of a natural experiment in the minimum wage setting in Russia to study the employment consequences of large hikes in the minimum wage. In September 2007, the Russian government raised the fed...

    Alexander Muravyev and Aleksey Oshchepkov

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:6

    Published on: 29 March 2016

  10. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Wage inequality and informality: evidence from Mexico

    While several studies have documented the expansion of the informal sector and its detrimental impact on development, few have noted that informality and wage inequality tend to move together. Using Mexico as ...

    Chiara Binelli

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:5

    Published on: 10 March 2016

  11. Original article

    Disability and employment across Central and Eastern European Countries

    We contribute to the scarce literature focusing on the life outcomes of disabled people in Central and Eastern European Countries by estimating the effects of disability on employment probabilities for six Cen...

    Chiara Mussida and Dario Sciulli

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:4

    Published on: 25 February 2016

  12. Original article

    The sources of wage growth in a developing country

    What are the sources of wage growth in developing countries? In the USA, general labor market experience is the key source of wage growth, with job seniority playing a smaller role. By contrast, in Indonesia, ...

    Ioana Marinescu and Margaret Triyana

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:2

    Published on: 28 January 2016

  13. Original article

    Demographic changes, educational improvements, and earnings in Brazil and Mexico

    This paper estimates the association of demographic and educational changes with earnings and returns to schooling of male workers in Brazil and Mexico. Our analysis takes into account demographic, educational...

    Ernesto F. L. Amaral, Bernardo L. Queiroz and Júlia A. Calazans

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:23

    Published on: 29 December 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:11

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