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Economic development and the organisation if labour: evidence from the Jobs of the World Project

Bandiera, Oriana, Elsayed, Ahmed H., Heil, Anton and Smurra, Andrea (2022) Economic development and the organisation if labour: evidence from the Jobs of the World Project. Journal of the European Economic Association, 20 (6). 2226 – 2270. ISSN 1542-4766

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Identification Number: 10.1093/jeea/jvac056

Abstract

The Jobs of the World Project is a public resource designed to enable research on jobs and poverty across and within countries over the entire development spectrum. At its core is a new dataset assembled by harmonising Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and National Censuses (IPUMS) for all countries and all years after 1990 where data is available. The current version covers 115 countries, observed four times on average. We use the data to show how the nature of jobs and their allocation vary within countries by wealth and gender and across countries by stages of development. We discuss evidence that shows how disparities at the micro level lead to a misuse of human potential that links individual poverty to national income.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/jeea
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s).
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J01 - Labor Economics: General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 14:09
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 13:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116956

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