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Informal Labour and Credit Markets

Informal Labour and Credit Markets »

Source: Informal Labour and Credit Markets : A Survey

Volume/Issue: 2010/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Levine , Emanuela Lotti , Nicoletta Batini , and Young-Bae Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962963

Keywords: Informal economy, labour market, search-matching models, informal sector, labour, labour markets, jobs,

This paper reviews the literature on the informal economy, focusing first on empirical findings and then on existing approaches to modeling informality within both partial and general equilibrium environments. We c...

Informal Labour and Credit Markets
			: A Survey

Informal Labour and Credit Markets : A Survey »

Volume/Issue: 2010/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Levine , Emanuela Lotti , Nicoletta Batini , and Young-Bae Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962963.001

ISBN: 9781451962963

Keywords: Informal economy, labour market, search-matching models, informal sector, labour, labour markets, jobs,

This paper reviews the literature on the informal economy, focusing first on empirical findings and then on existing approaches to modeling informality within both partial and general equilibrium environments. We c...

Impacts of Labor Market Institutions and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets in Latin America1

Impacts of Labor Market Institutions and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets in Latin America1 »

Source: Impacts of Labor Market Institutions and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2019/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adriana Kugler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2019

ISBN: 9781484393840

Keywords: Labor market institutions, Labor market regulations, Labor market reforms, Labor productivity, Labor taxes, labor demographics, inequality, Latin America., EPL, payroll tax

This paper documents recent labor market performance in the Latin American region. The paper shows that unemployment, informality, and inequality have been falling over the past two decades, though still remain hig...

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets »

Source: Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christine Dieterich , Anni Huang , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484388518

Keywords: Multi-sector Labor Market, Agriculture Feminization, Female Informal Employment, Household Enterprise Employment, SSA Labor Market

As labor market data is scarce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this paper uses household survey data to analyze the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market and its welfare implications for five SSA countrie...

More Work to Do? Taking Stock of Latin American Labor Markets1

More Work to Do? Taking Stock of Latin American Labor Markets1 »

Source: More Work to Do? Taking Stock of Latin American Labor Markets

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Frederic Lambert , and Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498302784

Keywords: Labor market institutions, Labor market reforms, Labor market regulations, Labor market policy, Labor market characteristics, Labor Markets, Latin America, Okun’;s Law, Informality, Okun

We analyze the performance of labor markets in Latin America since the late 1990s. Strong GDP growth during the commodity boom period led to important gains in employment and a fall in the unemployment rate as labo...

Women Workers in India

Women Workers in India »

Source: Women Workers in India : Why So Few Among So Many?

Volume/Issue: 2015/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498315005

Keywords: Female labor force participation, labor market regulation, informal labor markets, labor force, labor, labor force participation, labor market, female labor, Economics of Gender, Particular Labor Markets: Public Policy

This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian...

Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents?

Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? »

Source: Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? : Stylized Facts on Patterns of Consumption, Employment, Income and Earnings for Macroeconomic Modelers

Volume/Issue: 2015/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

ISBN: 9781484369968

Keywords: Inequality, macroeconomics, household heterogeneity, Macro Models, Macroeconomic Stabalization, Labor Economics, Informal Labor Market, Mobility, income, poor

This paper reviews the evidence on how households in Sub-Saharan Africa segment along consumption, income and earning dimensions relevant for quantitative macroeconomic policy models which incorporate heterogeneity...

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India »

Source: Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

ISBN: 9781475590784

Keywords: gender inequality, informality, DSGE model, Indian economy, Bayesian estimation, labor market, labor, workers, unemployment, labor force

This paper examines the macroeconomic interaction between informality and gender inequality in the labor market. A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model is built to study the impact of gender-targeted polici...

Structural Reform Packages, Sequencing, and the Informal Economy

Structural Reform Packages, Sequencing, and the Informal Economy »

Source: Structural Reform Packages, Sequencing, and the Informal Economy

Volume/Issue: 2017/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsuzsa Munkacsi , and Magnus Saxegaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2017

ISBN: 9781484302101

Keywords: Shadow economy, structural reforms, labor market deregulation, product market deregulation, unemployment, hiring costs, endogenous firm entry, informal employment, small-open economy, reform packages

This paper explores the macroeconomic impacts of labor and product market deregulation using a small open-economy model with formal and informal markets. We examine both the long-run effects and the transition towa...

Macroeconomic Impact of Product and Labor Market Reforms on Informality and Unemployment in India

Macroeconomic Impact of Product and Labor Market Reforms on Informality and Unemployment in India »

Source: Macroeconomic Impact of Product and Labor Market Reforms on Informality and Unemployment in India

Volume/Issue: 2016/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , and Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513545257

Keywords: Wage bargaining, India, Asia and Pacific, structural reforms, product market deregulation, labor market deregulation, unemployment, informality, DSGE, Indian economy

This paper investigates the implications of lowering formal regulations in labor and product markets on informality and macroeconomic outcomes in India. We estimate a DSGE model with an informal sector, and rigidit...