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Author Crivelli, Ernesto, author.

Title Can policies affect employment intensity of growth? : a cross-country analysis / prepared by E. Crivelli, D. Furceri, and J. Toujas-Bernaté
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (32 pages)
Series IMF working paper ; WP/218
IMF working paper ; WP/12/218.
Contents Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Empirical Strategy and Data; A. Empirical Strategy; B. Data; III. Results; A. Regional trends in employment elasticities; B. Determinants of Employment Elasticities; IV. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Descriptive Statistics and Sources; 2. Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient for Long-run Elasticities Estimates; 3. Long Term Employment Elasticities, by Region, Income Level, and Economic Sector; 4. Evolution of Employment Elasticities with Time; 5. Correlation Between Employment Elasticities and Structural Policy Variables
6. Effects of Structural Variables on Employment Elasticities7. Effects of Structural and Macroeconomic Variables on Employment Elasticities; 8. Effects of Structural and Demographic Variables on Employment Elasticities; 9. Effects of Labor Market Policy Indicators on Employment Elasticities; 10. Effects of Product Market Policy Indicators on Employment Elasticities; 11a. Non-Linear Effects of Structural Variables on Employment Elasticities-GDP; 11b. Non-Linear Effects of Structural Variables on Employment Elasticities-Output Volatility
11c. Non-Linear Effects of Structural Variables on Employment Elasticities-InflationFigures; 1. The evolution of Unemployment Across Regions; 2. Real GDP and Employment Growth, by Income Level Group, 2000-09; 3. Distribution of Long-Run Employment Elasticities; Appendix
Summary The aim of this paper is to provide new estimates of employment-output elasticities and assess the effect of structural and macroeocnomic policies on the employment-intensity of growth. Using an unbalanced panel of 167 countries over the period 1991 - 2009, the results suggest that structural policies aimed at increasing labor and product market flexibility and reducing government size have a significant and positive impact on employment elasticities. In addition, the results also suggest that in order to maximize the positive impact on the responsiveness of employment to economic activity, structural policies have to be complemented with macroeconomic policies aimed at increasing macroeconomic stability
Notes Title from PDF title page (IMF Web site, viewed September 5, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes "Middle East and Central Asia."
"August 2012."
Subject Labor market -- Econometric models
Labor market -- Econometric models.
economic policy.
economic reform.
structural adjustment.
ILO mentioned.
politique économique.
réforme économique.
ajustement structurel.
OIT mentionné
política económica.
reforma económica.
ajuste estructural.
mención de la OIT.
developed countries.
developing countries.
pays développés.
pays en développement.
países desarrollados.
países en desarrollo.
Genre/Form IMF pub.
pub FMI.
pub FMI.
Form Electronic book
Author Furceri, Davide, author.
Toujas-Bernate, Joël, author.
International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Department.
ISBN 1475538588