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What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

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Central America: Economic Progress and Reforms

Central America: Economic Progress and Reforms »

Source: Central America : Economic Progress and Reforms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dominique Desruelle , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067653

Keywords: customs, social spending, common, customs union, capital markets

Central America has made substantial progress in recent years in moving economic reforms forward and deepening regional and global integration. As result of these efforts, the region has experienced higher growth,...

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , Abdelhak Senhadji , Gabriel Sensenbrenner , Francis Kumah , Maher Hasan , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069718

Keywords: banking, banking sector, capital adequacy, banking system, stock market

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I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

South Africa suffers from persistently high unemployment and low labor force participation, leading to a depressed absorption rate of below 45 percent—almost the lowest among large emerging market economies....

II. Literature Review

II. Literature Review »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

Although most labor literature focuses on micro-level data within a country, many attempts have been made to explain the cross-country variations in aggregate labor market outcomes at the macro level. An ear...

III. A Horse Race—Job Creation during 2000–09

III. A Horse Race—Job Creation during 2000–09 »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

The difference among our sample countries in terms of job creation is remarkable. The key outcome variable we are interested in is the average annual job creation during 2000–09 (Table 1). 2...

IV. What Makes the Difference between Fast Job Creators and Slow Job Creators

IV. What Makes the Difference between Fast Job Creators and Slow Job Creators »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

In this section, we attempt to link a county’s job creation record with its other characteristics. The sample countries are sorted into two groups based on their ranking of average job creation during 2000–0...

V. Job Creation and Economic Policies

V. Job Creation and Economic Policies »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

To link the cross-country difference in employment growth to country-specific factors, a cross-section regression was estimated relating average employment growth during 2000–09 to macroeconomic environment,...

VI. Some Takeaways

VI. Some Takeaways »

Source: What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2011

ISBN: 9781475506853

Keywords: Labor markets, Minimum wage, Employment, Human capital

Working-age population growth is strongly linked to job creation. With the right policies, South Africa could benefit from a relatively high inflow of working-age population....

chapter 1 Introduction and Overview

chapter 1 Introduction and Overview »

Source: Central America : Economic Progress and Reforms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dominique Desruelle , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067653

Keywords: customs, social spending, common, customs union, capital markets

Central America 1 has made substantial progress over the past years in moving economic reforms forward and deepening regional and global integration. As a result, Central America...