Aug 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Salazni, Mariana
Are output changes and the unemployment rate related in Trinidad and Tobago? According to the economic theory known as Okun's Law, the two variables should be negatively correlated, and for the…
May 2014
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes; Grafe, Fernando
Respecto a otros países en América Latina, México está rezagado en dos dimensiones: la tasa de participación laboral femenina es una de las más bajas y el alcance de los programas de desarrollo…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica is projected to exit a prolonged recession that has left deep scars in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Besides increasing macroeconomic vulnerabilities and halting economic…
Jul 2002
Author(s): Freije, Samuel
The expansion of the informal sector in the last decades has been accompanied by a lack of almost every form of social protection and low-productivity/low-wage employment. This report summarizes the…
Jul 2002
Author(s): Fawcett, Caroline S.
his policy analysis looks at the economic relationships between sectors, where formal and informal sectors are intimately linked in terms of youth and adult workers, where skilled workers and their…
Nov 2001
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the status of training policies in Latin America, and to review some new approaches that are shaping the evolution of policies and institutions in the region.…