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dc.contributor.authorDimova, Ralitza
dc.contributor.authorNordman, Christophe Jalil
dc.contributor.authorRoubaud, François
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T12:52:25Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T12:52:25Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/10597
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectLabor Supplyen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectinformal sectoren
dc.subjectformal sectoren
dc.subjectWest Africaen
dc.subjectLevel of educationen
dc.subject.ddc338.9en
dc.subject.classificationjelO17en
dc.subject.classificationjelO15en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ24en
dc.titleAllocation of Labor in Urban West Africa: Insights from the Pattern of Labor Supply and Skill Premiumsen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.contributor.editoruniversityotherFaculty of Economics and Finance, Brunel University;Royaume-Uni
dc.description.abstractenUsing comparable data from five West African capitals, we assess the rationale behind development policies targeting high rates of school enrollment through the prism of allocation of labor and earnings effects of skills across the formal and informal sectors, and not working. We find that people with high levels of education allocate to the small formal sector, while less educated workers allocate to the informal sector. While high levels of education are given more value in the relatively smaller sectors of salaried employment, observed skills like education appear to be fairly unprofitable in the larger self-employment sector. The fact that only the small formal sector in urban West Africa both seems to absorb highly educated workers and provide high skill premiums may be an important reason for the observed low demand for education and high dropout rates.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameReview of Development Economics
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol14en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue1en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2010
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages74-92en
dc.relation.isversionofdoihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2009.00540.xen
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherWileyen
dc.subject.ddclabelCroissance et développement économiquesen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen


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