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  1. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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. Content type: Original article

    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

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  3. Content type: Original article

    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

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  4. Content type: Original article

    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

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  5. Content type: Original article

    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

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  6. Content type: Original article

    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

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  7. Content type: Original article

    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

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  8. Content type: Original article

    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. Content type: Original article

    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

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  10. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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. Content type: Original article

    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

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  12. Content type: Original article

    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

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  13. Content type: Original article

    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

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