Does Employment Generation Really Matter for Poverty Reduction?

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dc.contributor.author Paci, Pierella
dc.date 2007-05-04
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-13T20:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-13T20:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-13T20:21:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55769
dc.description.abstract In this paper we analyze whether the employment/productivity profile of growth as wellas its sectoral pattern matter for poverty reduction. We also identify some conditions of the labor market which are associated with employment intensive growth or specific sectoral growth. We find that, in the short run, while the overall employment intensity of growth does not matter for poverty reduction, the sectoral pattern of employment growth and productivity growth is important. While employment intensive growth in the secondary sector appears to be associated with decreases in poverty, employment intensive growth in agriculture increases poverty. Similarly productivity intensive growth in agriculture is associated with poverty reduction. The results suggest that focusing on the aggregate employment elasticity of growth, alone, as a way to reduce poverty may lead to misleading policy recommendations and more be gained by focusing on secondary sector. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IPC Working Paper Series No. 55 en_US
dc.subject growth, agriculture, poverty reduction, labor market en_US
dc.title Does Employment Generation Really Matter for Poverty Reduction? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationum International Policy Center (IPC); Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother The World Bank en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/55769/1/Does Employment Generation Really - Paci.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname International Policy Center (IPC) - Working Paper Series
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