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Author Abdullaev, Umidjon, author

Title Growth and employment in the Dominican Republic : options for a job-rich growth / Umidjon Abdullaev and Marcello Estevao
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (25 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/13/40
IMF working paper ; WP/13/40
Summary "The Dominican Republic has posted high rates of output and productivity growth, but labor market indicators have remained weak during the past 20 years. This paper documents these trends, showing that the rapid productivity growth originates in a few sectors, while the bulk of job creation is concentrated elsewhere. The speed of job creation has not been enough to raise employment rates, and lackluster real earnings along with still-rampant labor market informality suggest that most of the new jobs are of low quality. Low real wages and low labor force participation suggest the need of raising market wages above fallback incomes to attract individuals to the labor force. For that, measures to improve education and reduce product market distortions would be helpful"--Page 2 of pdf
Notes "February 2013"--Page 2 of pdf
"Western Hemisphere Department"--Page 2 of pdf
Title from PDF title page (IMF Web site, viewed Feb. 12, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24)
Subject Economic development -- Dominican Republic.
Industrial productivity -- Dominican Republic.
Unemployment -- Dominican Republic.
Wages -- Dominican Republic.
Form Electronic book
Author Estevão, Marcello M., author
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Department.
ISBN 1475514573
1475578334 (electronic bk.)
9781475578331 (electronic bk.)