Click here for search results
A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries, Volume 1
 
Author:Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido; Country:World;
Date Stored:2013/08/05Document Date:2013/08/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Economic Theory & Research; Work & Working Conditions; Labor Management and Relations; Labor Markets; Labor Policies
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Industry and trade
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Trade Policy, Labor Adjustment And Development -- -- P143178;Region:The World Region
Report Number:WPS6556Sub Sectors:Other domestic and international trade
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6556TF No/Name:TF013527-Trade Policy, Labor Adjustment and Development
Volume No:1  

Summary: Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. The authors propose a method to estimate mobility costs using readily obtainable data worldwide. The estimator matches the changes in observed sectoral employment allocations with the predicted allocations from a model of costly labor adjustment. This paper estimates a world map of labor mobility costs and uses those estimates to explore the response of labor markets to trade policy.

Official Documents
Official, scanned versions of documents (may include signatures, etc.)
File TypeDescriptionFile Size (mb)
PDF 53 pagesOfficial version*3.71 (approx.)
TextText version**
How To Order

See documents related to this project
* The official version is derived from scanning the final, paper copy of the document and is the official,
archived version including all signatures, charts, etc.
** The text version is the OCR text of the final scanned version and is not an accurate representation of the final text.
It is provided solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.



Permanent URL for this page: http://go.worldbank.org/RDNOM6RRV0