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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Does Public-Sector Employment Fully Crowd Out Private-Sector Employment?

Does Public-Sector Employment Fully Crowd Out Private-Sector Employment? »

Source: Does Public-Sector Employment Fully Crowd Out Private-Sector Employment?

Volume/Issue: 2013/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Behar , and Junghwan Mok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2013

ISBN: 9781484329412

Keywords: unemployment, public employment, employment rate, public-sector employment, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Public Policy, Other,

We quantify the extent to which public-sector employment crowds out private-sector employment using specially assembled datasets for a large cross-section of developing and advanced countries, and discuss the impli...

Strategies for Reforming Korea’s Labor Market to Foster Growth

Strategies for Reforming Korea’s Labor Market to Foster Growth »

Source: Strategies for Reforming Korea's Labor Market to Foster Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Dao , Davide Furceri , Tae-Jeong Kim , Meeyeon Kim , and Jisoo Hwang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498337151

Keywords: labor market duality, female labor force participations, youth employment, reforms, labor market, labor force, employment, unemployment, Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation, Labor Economics Policies,

While the Korean unemployment rates are currently among the lowest in OECD countries, the labor market duality and the underemployment in some segments of the population are important labor market challenges, and f...

Labor Force Participation and Monetary Policy in the Wake of the Great Recession

Labor Force Participation and Monetary Policy in the Wake of the Great Recession »

Source: Labor Force Participation and Monetary Policy in the Wake of the Great Recession

Volume/Issue: 2013/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Erceg , and Andrew Levin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484301456

Keywords: monetary policy rules, labor force, employment, unemployment rate, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

In this paper, we provide compelling evidence that cyclical factors account for the bulk of the post-2007 decline in the U.S. labor force participation rate. We then proceed to formulate a stylized New Keynesian mo...

Youth Unemployment in Advanced Europe

Youth Unemployment in Advanced Europe »

Source: Youth Unemployment in Advanced Europe : Okun's Law and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Huidan Lin , and Sergejs Saksonovs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498382519

Keywords: Youth employment, youth unemployment, Okun&;amp;#x2019;s law, business cycle, labor market factors, labor market, labor, employment, General, Labor Force and Employment

The crisis has intensified what was previously a chronic unemployment problem in Europe; youth unemployment is now at unprecedented highs in some European countries. This paper assesses the main drivers of youth un...