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10 Assessing the Impact of Structural Adjustment on the Poor: The Case of Malawi

10 Assessing the Impact of Structural Adjustment on the Poor: The Case of Malawi »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

This case study of Malawi illustrates a practical approach for assessing the impact of structural adjustment policies on poverty. Malawi initiated a structural adjustment program in 1987, which, since mid-19...

6 Bangladesh: Economic Reform Measures and the Poor

6 Bangladesh: Economic Reform Measures and the Poor »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

With a per capita income of about $200 in 1991, Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than half of its population—50 million people—live in poverty. The most vulnerable groups include...

8 Colombia: Economic Adjustment and the Poor

8 Colombia: Economic Adjustment and the Poor »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

In the mid-1980s, faced with a rapidly deteriorating economic and financial picture, Colombia undertook a strong adjustment program. By putting the economy on a sounder footing, the government felt that the...

4 Economic Reforms, Social Safety Nets, and the Budget in Transition Economies

4 Economic Reforms, Social Safety Nets, and the Budget in Transition Economies »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

The economic transformation of former centrally planned economies has been accompanied by large declines in output, significant changes in relative prices, and, at least initially, rapid increases in inflati...

Fiscal Policy Implications for Labor Market Outcomes in Middle-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy Implications for Labor Market Outcomes in Middle-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy Implications for Labor Market Outcomes in Middle-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ara Stepanyan , and Lamin Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484326800

Keywords: public and private employment, unemployment rate, wage premium, labor market, employment, labor, Labor Economics Policies,

Many governments have initiated public employment programs or expanded the existing ones in response to high unemployment. However, in many middle-income countries, a relatively large government coexists with persi...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

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II Issues in the Design of Social Safety Nets

II Issues in the Design of Social Safety Nets »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

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III Country Studies

III Country Studies »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

...

Fiscal Policy Implications for Labor Market Outcomes in Middle-Income Countries

Fiscal Policy Implications for Labor Market Outcomes in Middle-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ara Stepanyan , and Lamin Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326800.001

ISBN: 9781484326800

Keywords: public and private employment, unemployment rate, wage premium, labor market, employment, labor, Labor Economics Policies,

Many governments have initiated public employment programs or expanded the existing ones in response to high unemployment. However, in many middle-income countries, a relatively large government coexists with persi...

Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies

Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies »

Volume/Issue: 1997/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pietro Garibaldi , and Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451930566.001

ISBN: 9781451930566

Keywords: Unemployment, Transition Economies, Matching Models, wage, minimum wage, wages, benefits

This paper studies interactions between labor market institutions and unemployment dynamics in transition economies. It presents a dynamic matching model in which state sector firms endogenously shed labor and priv...