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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...

Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America

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Source: Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2020/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Samuel Pienknagura , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513523750

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor market institutions, Labor market characteristics, Labor market friction, Labor markets, Labor Market Adjustments, Informality, Latin America, WP, labor market regulation

Labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are characterized by high levels of informality and relatively rigid regulation. This paper shows that these two features are related and together make the spe...

Automation, Skills and the Future of Work: What do Workers Think?1

Automation, Skills and the Future of Work: What do Workers Think?1 »

Source: Automation, Skills and the Future of Work: What do Workers Think?

Volume/Issue: 2019/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Mulas-Granados , Richard Varghese , Vizhdan Boranova , Alice deChalendar , and Judith Wallenstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513519906

Keywords: Labor market characteristics, Labor market regulations, Unemployment, Social welfare programs, Labor markets, Automation, Future of Work, Robotization, Education, Reskilling

We exploit a survey data set that contains information on how 11,000 workers across advanced and emerging market economies perceive the main forces shaping the future of work. In general, workers feel more positive...

Guidance Note on Jobs and Growth Issues in Surveillance and Program Work

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Source: Guidance Note on Jobs and Growth Issues in Surveillance and Program Work

Volume/Issue: 2013/078

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2013

ISBN: 9781498341301

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Labor market policy, Surveillance, Economic conditions, Economic policy

This note provides operational guidance to staff on Jobs and Growth issues in surveillance and program work, building on the Board paper 'Jobs and Growth: Analytical and Operational Considerations for the Fund' (he...

Malaysia: Selected Issues

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Source: Malaysia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/62

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484345092

Keywords: Labor markets, Employment, Unemployment, Labor productivity, Fiscal policy, Budget deficits, Selected issues, Malaysia, Total factor productivity, Labor market institutions

This Selected Issues Paper presents an overview of the Malaysian labor market. Malaysia's economy and its labor market have undergone significant shifts in the last three decades. The labor market is now more urban...

Malaysia: Selected Issues

Malaysia: Selected Issues »

Source: Malaysia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/62

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484345092

Keywords: Labor markets, Employment, Unemployment, Labor productivity, Fiscal policy, Budget deficits, Selected issues, Malaysia, Total factor productivity, Labor market institutions

This Selected Issues Paper presents an overview of the Malaysian labor market. Malaysia's economy and its labor market have undergone significant shifts in the last three decades. The labor market is now more urban...

Jobs and Growth - Analytical and Operational Considerations for the Fund

Jobs and Growth - Analytical and Operational Considerations for the Fund »

Source: Jobs and Growth - Analytical and Operational Considerations for the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2013/018

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2013

ISBN: 9781498342148

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Labor market policy, Surveillance, Technical Assistance, Fiscal sector, Total factor productivity, Economic conditions

Job creation and growth with inclusion are imperatives that resonate today in every country. While some advanced countries face the challenge of supporting aggregate demand with limited fiscal space in the aftermat...

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1 »

Source: The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession

Volume/Issue: 2020/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ippei Shibata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546759

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic theory, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Labor force, Labor Market Dynamics, Current Population Survey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Gross Worker Flows, Distributional Impact

Using the U.S. Current Population Survey data, this paper compares the distributional impacts of the Pandemic Crisis and those of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of (i) worker characteristics, (ii) job charact...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2013/088

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341158

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Global competitiveness, Labor market reforms, Labor productivity, Private sector, Unemployment, Total factor productivity, Labor market policy, Fiscal sector

The GCC growth model has delivered substantial improvements in living standards over several decades. Access to foreign labor has supported rapid growth in the non-oil sector and price stability in the region. It h...

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence*

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence* »

Source: The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2020/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513527888

Keywords: Real sector, Price indexes, Employment, Labor market characteristics, Human capital, climate economics, disaster risk, macro feedbacks, multi-phase macro model, monetary and financial policies

We show that a dynamic general equilibrium model with efficiency wages and endogenous capital accumulation in both the formal and (non-agricultural) informal sectors can explain the full range of confounding styliz...