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Economic policy in the ESCWA region and its impact on employment

Hertog, Steffen and Hodson, Nathan (2012) Economic policy in the ESCWA region and its impact on employment. ECWA working paper, E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/2. ECWA, New York, USA.

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been considerable economic growth in most ESCWA member countries, however the employment situation has not improved at the same pace. A better understanding of the interrelation between the structure of economic growth and employment dynamics will facilitate broad-based economic growth conducive to job creation. The present report analyses the macroeconomic environment and economic policy framework of ESCWA member countries to identify key constraints under which labour-market policy operates. The report argues that insufficient job creation in the region is associated with distortionary State spending, high levels of public employment and weak institutional environments. It proposes that Governments consider policy options to promote private employment and private sector activities.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.escwa.un.org/index.asp
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Government
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/2
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 11:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54395/

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