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Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama


This book is a sequel to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2013, Jobs. The central message of that report was that job creation is at the heart of development. Jobs raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, they contribute to gains in aggregate productivity, and they may even foster social cohesion. In doing so, jobs may have spillovers beyond the private returns they offer to those who hold them. Poverty reduction is arguably a public good, making everybody better off; higher productivity spreads across co-workers, clusters, and cities; and social cohesion improves the ou ... More

Keywords: Jobs, economic development, World Bank, developing countries, living standards, productivity, social cohesion, labor economics, development economics

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Betcherman, editor
Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

Martin Rama, editor
Chief Economist for South Asia, The World Bank

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1 The Job Creation Challenge

Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama

2 Mozambique

Sam Jones and Finn Tarp

3 Bangladesh

Mahabub Hossain, Binayak Sen, and Yasuyuki Sawada

4 Papua New Guinea

Colin Filer, Marjorie Andrew, Benedict Y. Imbun, Phillipa Jenkins, and Bill F. Sagir

5 St Lucia

Andrew S. Downes, Edwin St Catherine, and Ezra Jn Baptiste

6 Mexico

Gabriel Martinez, Nelly Aguilera, and Martha Miranda

7 Tunisia

Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga, Mohamed Ali Marouani, and Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi

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