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Africa's Got Work To Do: A Diagnostic of Youth Employment Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Louise Fox and Alun Thomas.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 9337 words.

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not only the poorest region of the world, it is also the youngest. This realisation is fuelling concern about the youth employment challenge. However, these...

Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling, and Child Health

Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 14413 words.

Do aggregate income shocks, such as those caused by macroeconomic crises or droughts, reduce child human capital? The answer to this question has important implications for public policy....

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The Agricultural Productivity Gap

Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos and Michael E. Waugh.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 17899 words.

According to national accounts data, value added per worker is much higher in the nonagricultural sector than in agriculture in the typical country, particularly in developing countries....

Better Technology, Better Plots, or Better Farmers? Identifying Changes in Productivity and Risk among Malagasy Rice Farmers

Christopher B. Barrett, Christine M. Moser, Oloro V. McHugh and Joeli Barison.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2004; p ublished online November 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 11664 words.

We introduce a method for properly attributing observed productivity and risk changes among new production methods, farmers, and plots by controlling for farmer and plot heterogeneity....

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Better Technology, Better Plots, or Better Farmers? Identifying Changes in Productivity and Risk among Malagasy Rice Farms: A Comment

Zhuo Chen and Steven T. Yen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 1416 words.

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Beyond firm-centrism: re-integrating labour and capitalism into global commodity chain analysis

Ben Selwyn.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; International Relations and International Political Economy; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10406 words.

Since the mid-1990s, global commodity chain (GCC) analysis has contributed much to our understanding of processes of globalization and development. It has however, broadly failed to...

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Brain Drain in Developing Countries

Frédéric Docquier, Olivier Lohest and Abdeslam Marfouk.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour. 8653 words.

An original data set on international migration by educational attainment for 1990 and 2000 is used to analyze the determinants of brain drain from developing countries. The analysis starts...

Care regimes and national employment models

Annamaria Simonazzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; International Factor Movements and International Business; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 10825 words.

Rapid population ageing has dramatically increased the social and economic cost of elderly care. As a consequence of the search for cost effectiveness/reduction we observe a convergence in...

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Changes in Wage Distributions, Wage Gaps and Wage Inequality by Gender in Kenya

Richard U. Agesa, Jacqueline Agesa and Andrew Dabalen.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 8803 words.

Using data from Kenya, the determinants of gender differences in the overall distribution of earnings are estimated as part of explaining the positive association between the return to...

Characterising deindustrialisation: An analysis of changes in manufacturing employment and output internationally

Fiona Tregenna.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Manufacturing; Economic Development. 13049 words.

Deindustrialisation is typically conceptualised as a decline in manufacturing as a share of total employment. From a Kaldorian perspective deindustrialisation could have negative...

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Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

Child Growth, Shocks, and Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia

Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2005; p ublished online May 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development; International Finance. 10095 words.

Child stunting in Ethiopia has persisted at alarming rates, despite enormous amounts of food aid, often procured in response to shocks. Using nationally representative data, the study finds...

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Child Labor, School Attendance, and Intrahousehold Gender Bias in Brazil

Patrick M. Emerson and André Portela Souza.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 5950 words.

An extensive survey data set of Brazilian households is used to test whether intrahousehold gender bias affects the decisions of mothers and fathers to send their sons and daughters to work...

Child Labour and Schooling Responses to Production and Health Shocks in Northern Mali

Andrew Dillon.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 8112 words.

This paper investigates the effect of shocks on children's time in school, home production and market production at the extensive and intensive margins. Production shocks increase the...

Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ

Paola Ballón, John Cockburn, Sylvain Dessy and Setou Diarra.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11251 words.

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We analyse the causal effect of parental education on the potential mismatch between child monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivations. First,...

Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

Collecting Sex Disaggregated Data to Improve Development Policies

Cheryl Doss.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Economic Development. 8164 words.

This paper discusses the need for better data, the possibilities for collecting such data, and the initial findings of efforts to gather sex disaggregated data on important economic...

Commercialization and the Balance of Women's Dual Roles in Non-Income-Pooling West African Households

Lisa C. Smith and Jean-Paul Chavas.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 1997; p ublished online May 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia

Oeindrila Dube and Juan F. Vargas.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 20754 words.

How do income shocks affect armed conflict? Theory suggests two opposite effects. If labour is used to appropriate resources violently, higher wages may lower conflict by reducing labour...

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Crop Prices, Agricultural Revenues, and the Rural Economy1

Jeremy G. Weber, Conor Wall, Jason Brown and Tom Hertz.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Economic Development. 8004 words.

Policy makers in the United States often justify agricultural subsidies by stressing that agriculture is the engine of the rural economy. We use the increase in crop prices in the late...