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Labor Markets and Productivity in Developing Countries

Satchi, Mathan, Temple, Jonathan (2009) Labor Markets and Productivity in Developing Countries. Review of Economic Dynamics, 12 (1). pp. 183-204. ISSN 1094-2025. (doi:10.1016/j.red.2008.09.001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:10985)

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Abstract

In middle-income countries, the informal sector often accounts for a substantial fraction of the urban labor force. We develop a general equilibrium model with matching frictions in the urban labor market, the possibility of self-employment in the informal sector, and scope for rural-urban migration. We investigate the e¤ects of di¤erent types of growth on wages and the informal sector, and the extent to which labor market institutions can in?uence aggregate productivity. We quantify these e¤ects by calibrating the model to data for Mexico.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.red.2008.09.001
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Mathan Satchithananthan
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 14:18 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10985 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Satchi, Mathan: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8295-9626
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