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  1. 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...

    Authors: Marta Favara and Alan Sanchez

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:3

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  2. 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...

    Authors: Neha Kumra

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:2

    Content type: Original article

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  3. 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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2017 6:1

    Content type: Original article

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  4. 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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:15

    Content type: Original article

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  5. During the first decade of the twentieth century, the Uruguayan labor market showed a significant decline in wage inequality and in the incidence of labor informality, while similar changes also took place in ...

    Authors: Verónica Amarante, Rodrigo Arim and Mijail Yapor

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:13

    Content type: Original article

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  6. The predominant type of firms in developing countries is small family firms and the self-employed in the informal sector. Very few family firms make the transition to larger firms employing non-family labour. ...

    Authors: Rajesh SN Raj and Kunal Sen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:10

    Content type: Original article

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  7. Employers around the world complain that youth lack the soft skills needed for success in the workplace. In response, a number of employment programs have begun to incorporate soft skills training, but to date...

    Authors: Matthew Groh, Nandini Krishnan, David McKenzie and Tara Vishwanath

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:9

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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...

    Authors: Chunbing Xing and Jianwei Xu

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:8

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  9. 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...

    Authors: Farzana Afridi, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Soham Sahoo

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:7

    Content type: Original article

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  10. 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 ...

    Authors: Chiara Binelli

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:5

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  11. 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, ...

    Authors: Ioana Marinescu and Margaret Triyana

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:2

    Content type: Original article

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  12. This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. We examine the demand for the program and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a relative undersupp...

    Authors: David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana Paula Cusolito

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2016 5:1

    Content type: Original article

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  13. 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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:23

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

  14. This article studies minimum wage non-compliance in Honduras, a dual labor market with high wage floors that are weakly enforced. However, rather than just counting how many workers earn sub-minimum wages, it ...

    Authors: Andrés Ham

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:22

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  15. This paper provides evidence on whether the minimum wage (MW) has affected gender wage gaps in urban China. Several major conclusions emerge. First, from 1995 to 2007, the proportion of workers whose wages wer...

    Authors: Shi Li and Xinxin Ma

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:20

    Content type: Original article

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  16. This paper examines the impact of minimum wage policies on employment, income, and working time of Chinese workers. Using data from China Health and Nutrition Survey, we focus on identifying the effects of min...

    Authors: Wenkai Sun, Xianghong Wang and Xiaoxi Zhang

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:19

    Content type: Original article

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  17. In many developing countries, a significant portion of the wage distribution is found below the legal minimum wage. In order to fully understand the nature of this non-compliance, we need to compare the counte...

    Authors: Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:18

    Content type: Original article

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  18. This paper investigates the impact of minimum wages on employment and wages in Indonesian manufacturing firms between 1993 and 2006. It shows that within firms, the employment effects of minimum wage hikes is ...

    Authors: Ximena Del Carpio, Ha Nguyen, Laura Pabon and Liang Choon Wang

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:17

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  19. This study investigates the causal impacts of integrating mobile phone technologies into traditional public labor-market intermediation services on employment outcomes. By providing faster, cheaper and up-to-d...

    Authors: Ana C Dammert, Jose Galdo and Virgilio Galdo

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:11

    Content type: Original article

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  20. This paper is the first to analyse a much broader range of correlates of job growth simultaneously for each country individually across all 12 East Asian and Pacific countries with stratified randomised enterp...

    Authors: Alexander Krauss

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:10

    Content type: Original article

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  21. We use data from the Kazakhstan Labour Force Survey (KLFS) for the period 2006–2011 to examine factors that determine informality amongst self-employed men and women. In addition, the paper examines the respon...

    Authors: Altay Mussurov and G Reza Arabsheibani

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:9

    Content type: Original article

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  22. In this paper we theoretically and empirically examine how the interaction between the formal court system and the informal loan network affects a household’s decision to start a business. We find that when th...

    Authors: Tanika Chakraborty, Anirban Mukherjee and Sarani Saha

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:7

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  23. We study the effects of a rural electrification program on employment in Peru. Taking advantage of the program’s roll-out across districts over time, we adopt differences-in-differences and fixed-effects strat...

    Authors: Rosamaría Dasso and Fernando Fernandez

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:6

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  24. This study analyses the impact of Bolsa Família (a Brazilian conditional cash transfer programme) in the allocation of labour inputs regarding formal and informal activities. The methodology relies on a discon...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Neves de Holanda Barbosa and Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:37

    Content type: Original article

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  25. Sri Lanka’s Termination of Employment of Workmen Act (TEWA) requires that firms with 15 or more workers justify layoffs and provide generous severance pay to displaced workers, with smaller firms being exempte...

    Authors: Babatunde O Abidoye, Peter F Orazem and Milan Vodopivec

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:36

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Using nationally representative survey data of Indian manufacturing enterprises spanning the period 1995–2006, we analyze the link between formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment. A novelty...

    Authors: Ana I Moreno-Monroy, Janneke Pieters and Abdul A Erumban

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:22

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Ukraine’s economy lacks dynamism, and this is both the cause and the effect of people not moving across the regions. The rate at which Ukrainians move from one region to another within the country is only half...

    Authors: Johannes Koettl, Olga Kupets, Anna Olefir and Indhira Santos

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:21

    Content type: Original article

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