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- Alan de Brauw, Valerie Mueller, and Tassew Woldehanna

Standard economic models suggest that individuals participate in migration to improve their well-being, whether those decisions are made at the individual or the household level. However, explicit and implicit barriers to movement both within and...

- Jorge Saba Arbache, Alexandre Kolev,and Ewa Filipiak

Available evidence shows that in a number of African countries, women are less likely to be in paid jobs, they are disproportionately concentrated in informal and precarious employment, and they are paid less.  This report sheds light on the...

1 Juin, 2006 - Futoshi Yamauchi, Thabani Buthelezi, and Myriam Velia

This paper examines the impact of prime-age adult mortality on the transition from school to the labor market of adolescents and on decisions by female adults to participate in the labor force in South Africa. The analysis focuses on that period-...

- Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, and Li Li

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation,...

21 Déc, 2011 - Jonathan Crush, Vincent Williams

"Since 1990, there have been major changes to longstanding patterns of intra-regional labour migration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). At the same time, new channels of migration to and from the region have opened....

- Dilip Ratha,Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Özden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles

According to official statistics, about 30 million Africans have migrated internationally.   While the emigration of skilled workers can generate substantial benefits for origin countries through remittances, it can also impair...

31 Jan, 2012 - Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Barbara van Koppen, Julia Behrman, Zhenya Karelina, Vincent Akamandisa, Lesley Hope, and Ben Wielgosz

Although the different roles of men and women in agriculture in different parts of Sub-Saharan Africa
have been widely acknowledged, there have not been consistent efforts to collect data on these patterns.
This paper presents a way...

- Adedeji Adeyinka, Sheu Salau, and Dietrich Vollrath

We document that structural change accounts for approximately one-fifth of the total change in labor productivity in Nigeria between 1996 and 2009. Labor moved out of the agricultural and wholesale and retail trade sectors into manufacturing,...

- Antonio Stefano Caria and Ibrahim Worku Hassen

Unemployment is currently a major policy issue in many African countries (African Development Bank 2012). As pockets of widespread unemployment often persist despite labor market expansion, there is a growing demand among policy makers for...