Informality and Productivity in the Labor Market: Peru 1986 - 2001

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Informality and Productivity in the Labor Market: Peru 1986 - 2001

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dc.creator Galdo, José
dc.creator Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime
dc.creator Chong, Alberto E.
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:20:05Z
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:20:05Z
dc.date 2007-07-01
dc.date 2007-07-01
dc.date 2013-12-29T10:57:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-09T01:01:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-09T01:01:30Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-08
dc.identifier http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=6637
dc.identifier.uri http://saber-prueba.ucab.edu.ve:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/15866
dc.description Peru has one of the highest informality rates in Latin America, with almost 60 percent of the urban labor force working at the margins of labor market legislation or in microenterprises that lack basic labor market standards (Marcouiller, Ruiz de Castilla, and Woodruff, 1997). This paper identifies two factors that can explain the variation in informality rates in the 1990s. First, Peru experienced a steady increase in employment allocation in traditionally informal sectorsin particular, retail trade and transport. Second, there was a sharp increase in nonwage labor costs, despite a reduction in the average productivity of the economy. In addition, the paper illustrates the negative correlation between productivity and informality by evaluating the impacts of the PROJOVEN youth training program.
dc.format ACROBAT
dc.language en
dc.relation IDB Working Paper Series
dc.subject Labor Policy
dc.subject Política de empleo
dc.subject WP-609
dc.title Informality and Productivity in the Labor Market: Peru 1986 - 2001
dc.type Working Papers
dc.coverage Peru
dc.coverage Pérou
dc.coverage Peru
dc.coverage Perú

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