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Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic

Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic »

Source: Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic : Options for a Job-Rich Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Umidjon Abdullaev , and Marcello Estevao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475518573

Keywords: productivity growth, labor force, labor market, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure,

The Dominican Republic has posted high rates of output and productivity growth, but labor market indicators have remained weak during the past 20 years. This paper documents these trends, showing that the rapid pro...

Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe

Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe »

Source: Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2018/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benjamin Hilgenstock , and Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363058

Keywords: Aging, Migration, Labor force participation, Demographic Trends and Forecasts, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

The paper examines the potential effects of international migration on labor force participation in advanced economies in Europe. It documents that migration played a significant role in alleviating aging pressures...

The Italian Labor Market

The Italian Labor Market »

Source: The Italian Labor Market : Stylized Facts, Institutions, and Directions for Reform

Volume/Issue: 1998/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Francesca Utili

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451975918

Keywords: Employment and wage structures, labor market institutions, rigidities, policy implications, employment, unemployment, labor market, labor force, labor force participation

This paper provides a synthesis of existing and new empirical perspectives on the structure of the Italian labor market, using data at different levels of disaggregation. The analysis indicates that aggregate data...

Africa's Got Work to Do

Africa's Got Work to Do »

Source: Africa's Got Work to Do : Employment Prospects in the New Century

Volume/Issue: 2013/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Cleary Haines , Jorge Huerta Munoz , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484389195

Keywords: wage employment, household enterprises, labor, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005–20) are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-type model that relates employm...

Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics

Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics »

Source: Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics : Reversible or not?

Volume/Issue: 2015/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ravi Balakrishnan , Mai Dao , Juan Sole , and Jeremy Zook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484315620

Keywords: employment gap, macro-economic policy, labor, employment, labor force, labor market, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Labor Force and Employment

The U.S. labor force participation rate (LFPR) fell dramatically following the Great Recession and has yet to start recovering. A key question is how much of the post-2007 decline is reversible, something which is...

Regional Labor Market Disparities in Belgium

Regional Labor Market Disparities in Belgium »

Source: Regional Labor Market Disparities in Belgium

Volume/Issue: 2002/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855616

Keywords: geography, dynamics, divergences, unemployment, employment, labor force participation, labor force, unemployment rate, Mobility, and Vacancies: General,

Regional labor market discrepancies have been widening in Belgium in the last two decades and are more evident within particular demographic groups. These developments can largely be accounted for by worse matching...

Shocking Aspects of Canadian Labor Markets

Shocking Aspects of Canadian Labor Markets »

Source: Shocking Aspects of Canadian Labor Markets

Volume/Issue: 2006/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bennett Sutton , Tamim Bayoumi , and Andrew Swiston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863437

Keywords: Labor market, economic flexibility, employment, labor market adjustment, unemployment, labor demand, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure,

We analyze the flexibility of the Canadian labor market across provinces in both an interand intra-national context using macroeconomic data on employment, unemployment, participation, and (for Canada) migration an...

Job Protection Deregulation in Good and Bad Times

Job Protection Deregulation in Good and Bad Times »

Source: Job Protection Deregulation in Good and Bad Times

Volume/Issue: 2017/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Duval , Davide Furceri , and João Tovar Jalles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484333013

Keywords: Structural Reforms, Labor Market, Deregulation, Employment Protection; Growth; Employment, Employment Protection, Growth, Employment, Labor Economics Policies, Labor Force and Employment, Size

This paper explores the short-term employment effect of deregulating job protection for regular workers and how it varies with prevailing business cycle conditions. We apply a local projection method to a newly con...

Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia

Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia »

Source: Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia

Volume/Issue: 2017/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adil Mohommad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 May 2017

ISBN: 9781484301760

Keywords: Australia, Asia and Pacific, labor market dynamics, economic flexibility, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

Labor markets in Australia have adjusted smoothly to significant declines in commodity prices with little increase in unemployment. This paper examines several aspects of the adjustment, focusing on (i) evidence of...

What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia?

What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia? »

Source: What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia?

Volume/Issue: 2015/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita , and Fang Guo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498329750

Keywords: female labor force participation, fertility, labor market duality, employment, labor, labor force, female labor, regular employment, Labor Economics Policies, Economics of Gender

Both Japan and Korea are trying to boost female labor force participation (FLFP) as they face the challenges of a rapidly aging population. Though FLFP has generally been on a rising trend, the female labor force...