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WDR 2013 Data

World Development Report 2013: Jobs

The World Development Report 2013 on Jobs statistical tables provide national level data on a broad range of issues related to labor force participation, employment structure, wage inequality, skills and productivity, youth idleness and unemployment, social cohesion, migration, and core labor conventions.

The World Development Report 2013 Survey on Good Jobs was conducted in 4 countries (China, Columbia, Egypt, and Sierra Leone). The survey gathers data on perceptions of jobs and how they vary with wealth, gender, income, labor status, sector of employment, experience and education level, constraints to accessing good jobs within the local context, barriers to labor market entry (which includes wage employment and self-employment in non-farm and farm activities) and potential solutions for these barriers (causes of joblessness/unemployment). It also gathers data on the valuation of the trade-off of various job characteristics (e.g., stability of income versus level of income, social insurance versus level of income) and how individuals view good jobs at a more aggregate level (the role of jobs in the community, society).

The WDR2013 Occupational Wages around the World database contains occupation wage data for 161 occupations in 171 countries from 1983 to 2008. The occupation wage data are derived from the ILO October Inquiry database by calibrating the data into normalized wage rate for each occupation. The normalized wages refer to average hourly or monthly wage rates for adult works. Remco Oostendorp, 2012, “The Occupational Wages around the World (OWW) Database: Update for 1983-2008.” (pdf) World Development Report 2013 Background paper.

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