Journal of Development Studies
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#1Magda Tsaneva (Clark University)H-Index: 1
#2Uttara Balakrishnan (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 1
AbstractLittle is known about the effect of poverty alleviation programmes on mental health. In this paper we use variation in district implementation dates and location of residence to examine the...
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#1Verónica Escudero (PSE: Paris School of Economics)H-Index: 2
#2Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 19
Last.Clemente Pignatti (ILO: International Labour Organization)H-Index: 3
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We present a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes (ALMP) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The paper delineates the strategy to compile a novel meta database and provides a narrative review of 51 studies. Based on these studies, the quantitative analysis extracts a sample of 296 impact estimates, and uses meta regression models to analyse systematic patterns in the data. In addition to analysing earnings and employment outcomes as ...
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AbstractThis paper identifies the business constraints that are most binding for firm performance. Using panel methods on novel quarterly Ugandan business climate data, we exploit perceived changes...
#1Yanan Li (BNU: Beijing Normal University)
#2Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University)H-Index: 44
Last.Carl Lin (Bucknell University)H-Index: 4
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The theory of fiscal and regulatory competition between jurisdictions is more advanced than its empirical testing. This is particularly true of labor regulation in general, and minimum wage regulation in particular, and especially so for developing countries. This paper utilizes the spatial lag methodology to study city-level strategic interactions in setting and enforcing minimum wage standards during 2004-2012 in China. We manually collect a panel data set of city-level minimum wage standards ...
#1Thorsten Beck (City University London)H-Index: 69
#2Mikael Homanen (City University London)H-Index: 1
Last.Burak Uras (Tilburg University)H-Index: 3
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We explore the empirical interaction between firm growth, financing constraints and job creation. Using a novel small business survey from Uganda, we find that the extent to which small businesses expand skilled employment as their sales and profits increase depends significantly on access to external funding. The results are robust to the inclusion of various firm level controls, region and sector fixed effects. We address reverse causality concerns by providing empirical evidence using planned...
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#1Sanna Ojanperä (University of Oxford)H-Index: 2
#2Mark Graham (University of Oxford)H-Index: 25
Last.Matthew Zook (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 29
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ABSTRACTWe propose the construction of a Digital Knowledge Economy Index, quantified by way of measuring content creation and participation through digital platforms, namely the code sharing platfo...
#1Thanh P. Bui (University of Manchester)H-Index: 1
#2Katsushi S. Imai (University of Manchester)H-Index: 19
This study examines determinants of the rural-urban gap of household welfare in Vietnam during 2008-2012 using national household data. We have used unconditional quantile regressions (UQR) to carry out quantile decomposition analyses to identify underlying causes for the rural-urban disparity across the entire distribution. Our analyses have overcome the limitations of Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, namely, (i) decomposition is made only at mean and (ii) a dependent variable has a linear and par...
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#1Wouter Bam (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 2
#2Karolien De Bruyne (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
AbstractWe contribute to the lack of tools to support efficient industrial policy-making, especially in the mineral beneficiation policy literature. To address this vacuum, we adapt the product spa...
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#1Pooja Reddy Nakamura (AIR: American Institutes for Research)
#2Thomas de Hoop (AIR: American Institutes for Research)H-Index: 3
Last.Chinmaya Udayakumar Holla (AIR: American Institutes for Research)
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AbstractThis paper provides evidence for a non-linear relationship between local language and English reading scores in multilingual South India. The mechanism suggests that being taught English pr...
#1Daniel Ehebrecht (HSU: Humboldt State University)
#2Alina Oswald (Humboldt University of Berlin)
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Labour economics
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