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  1. Content type: Original article

    This article examines the structure of gender and ethnic wage gaps and the distribution of both paid and unpaid work in LAC countries. Its main contribution is to expose the double discrimination endured by wo...

    Authors: Carla Canelas and Silvia Salazar

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:18

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  2. Content type: Original article

    We use a nationally representative survey to investigate the incidence of discrimination against internal migrant workers in urban China, considering both migrants from rural areas (rural migrants) and those f...

    Authors: Jason Gagnon, Theodora Xenogiani and Chunbing Xing

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:17

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  3. Content type: Original article

    The economic wellbeing of a large number of rural Kosovar families depends heavily on migrants’ remittances. This paper aims at analysing the impact of migration on rural poverty and inequality in Kosovo. It d...

    Authors: Judith Möllers and Wiebke Meyer

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:16

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Based on the counting of Help-wanted advertisements in print newspapers, we build national vacancy indexes and vacancy rates for Colombia for the period 1976–2012. The result is the first dataset capturing the...

    Authors: Andrés Álvarez and Marc Hofstetter

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:15

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  5. Content type: Original article

    I assess the short-term impact of a public employment program on child labor and school attendance in Argentina. Public employment increases opportunities for adults outside the household, and may correspondin...

    Authors: Randall Juras

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:14

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  6. Content type: Original article

    This paper uses firm-level survey data to study labor reallocation and firm growth in the transition countries over 1996–2005, including benchmarking against developed market economies. The data shows rapid gr...

    Authors: Pradeep Mitra, Alexander Muravyev and Mark E Schaffer

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:13

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  7. Content type: Original article

    This paper investigates the effects of land titling on labor supply for households heads. The effect of legal ownership security on the adult labor supply is identified by comparing the impact of being part of...

    Authors: Mauricio Jose Serpa Barros de Moura, Marcos Ribeiro and Caio Piza

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:11

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  8. Content type: Original article

    This paper presents an impact evaluation of a revamped version of the Dominican Republic’s youth training program Juventud y Empleo. The paper analyzes the impact of the program on traditional labor market out...

    Authors: Pablo Ibarraran, Laura Ripani, Bibiana Taboada, Juan Miguel Villa and Brigida Garcia

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:10

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  9. Content type: Original article

    While a sizable literature has concluded that remittances impact the expenditure patterns of households, we have a limited understanding of how the predictability of these money flows affect their usage by rem...

    Authors: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Pozo

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

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  10. Content type: Original article

    We investigate the short-term labor supply responses to a Conditional Cash Transfers program in Peru. Rather than comparing treated and non-treated households, we examine how benefit recipients change their la...

    Authors: Fernando Fernandez and Victor Saldarriaga

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:2

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The aim of this paper is to investigate whether parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases parents’ time spent looking aft...

    Authors: Gianna Claudia Giannelli, Lucia Mangiavacchi and Luca Piccoli

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:13

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Data on 2,355 married women from the 2006 China Health and Nutrition Survey are used to study how female employment affects fertility in China. China has deep concerns with both population size and female empl...

    Authors: Hai Fang, Karen N Eggleston, John A Rizzo and Richard J Zeckhauser

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:12

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Nominal earnings in Egypt did not respond to the increase in inflation between February 2008 and February 2009, resulting in a 12.3 (9) percent decline in average (median) real earnings among 25 to 60 years ol...

    Authors: Paul Cichello, Hala Abou-Ali and Daniela Marotta

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:10

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  14. Content type: Original article

    This paper introduces the 2012 round of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS), a publicly-available nationally representative longitudinal household survey. We describe the key characteristics of the ELM...

    Authors: Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:8

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  15. Content type: Original article

    In this paper we quantify inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes in Europe and Central Asia using the Human Opportunity Index (HOI) methodology. Using data from the 2006 Life in Transition Survey w...

    Authors: Ana Abras, Alejandro Hoyos, Ambar Narayan and Sailesh Tiwari

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:7

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Very little is known about gender wage disparities in Kosovo and, to date, nothing is known about how such wage disparities evolve over time, particularly during the first few years spent by young workers in t...

    Authors: Francesco Pastore, Sarosh Sattar and Erwin R Tiongson

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:5

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  17. Content type: Original article

    We develop a theoretical framework that considers the role played by moral hazard and the diversity of networks and cultures in the choice of hiring channel. In favoritism contexts social networks, and particu...

    Authors: Nicoletta Berardi

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:3

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  18. Content type: Original article

    This paper attempts to investigate the impact of sectoral wage laws in South Africa. Specifically, we examine the impact of minimum wage laws promulgated in the Retail, Domestic work, Forestry, Security, and T...

    Authors: Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2013 2:1

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  19. Content type: Original article

    We analyze the impact of remittances on the labor supply of men and women in post-conflict Tajikistan. Individuals from remittance-receiving households are less likely to participate in the labor market and su...

    Authors: Patricia Justino and Olga N Shemyakina

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:8

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Using the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey data, the paper examines Russian workers’ fear of unemployment under different economic and labour market conditions during the last 15 years. We employ two alt...

    Authors: Vladimir Gimpelson and Aleksey Oshchepkov

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:6

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  21. Content type: Original article

    The paper presents the Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (ULMS), which is one of the most widely used household and labor force surveys in Eastern Europe. It is based on a statistically representative s...

    Authors: Hartmut Lehmann, Alexander Muravyev and Klaus F Zimmermann

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:9

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  22. Content type: Original article

    The period 2003–2007 was a period of economic and political changes for Ukraine. In 2005, following the Orange Revolution, the new government engaged in a series of economic reforms, among which was strengthen...

    Authors: Norberto Pignatti

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:7

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  23. Content type: Original article

    We model an urban labour market in a developing economy, incorporating workers’ risk attitudes. Trade-offs between risk aversion and ability determine worker allocation across formal and informal wage employme...

    Authors: John Bennett, Matthew Gould and Matthew D Rablen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:5

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  24. Content type: Original article

    With a sample of 700 future public sector primary teachers in India, a Discrete Choice Experiment is used to measure job preferences, particularly regarding location. General skills are also tested. Urban orig...

    Authors: Sonja Fagernäs and Panu Pelkonen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012 1:3

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