Well-being from Work in the Pacific Island Countries

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2147
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World Bank East Asia and Pacific Regional Report
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World Bank
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2014-06-12T19:16:12Z
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2014-06-12T19:16:12Z
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2014
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2021-04-23T14:03:48Z
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In the Pacific island countries, which are small and far from world markets, labor mobility represents the most significant and substantial opportunity for overcoming geographic constraints on employment. This report presents a brief overview of employment challenges in small Pacific island countries and recommendations for addressing them. The report contributes to an ongoing World Bank analytical program examining the linkages between employment and well-being around the world, begun with the World Development Report 2013: jobs. Discussion in this report relates to Pacific island states, with populations of significantly less than one million, including Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Economic growth and diversification has been very limited in these countries because of the barriers imposed by smallness and distance, and these barriers will not be quickly overcome. This report provides five priorities that are likely to be broadly applicable to the unique group of countries. First, stakeholders' expectations about the trajectory of development will need to be realistic. Second, the volume of international labor mobility should be increased through the erosion of regulatory barriers and investment in transferable human capital. Third, governments can work to harness the positive potential of urbanization through investment in improved rural services, connective infrastructure, and improved urban administration. Fourth, productive public spending can be used as a mechanism for creating new employment opportunities. Finally, policies can ensure that natural resource industries provide a sustainable source of employment creation.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/01/19485962/well-being-work-pacific-island-countries
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/18642
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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World Bank East Asia and Pacii c Regional Report;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT
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ACCOUNTING
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AGE YOUTH
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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BARRIERS TO WOMEN
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BASIC NEEDS
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CENSUSES
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CITIZENS
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CITIZENSHIP
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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES
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DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
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DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
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DEPENDENT CHILDREN
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
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DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURE
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DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
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DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
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DISPLACEMENT
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DRIVERS
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DRUGS
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EARNING
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EARTHQUAKE
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ECONOMIC BENEFITS
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ECONOMIC CHANGES
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ECONOMIC COSTS
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ECONOMIC FREEDOM
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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ELDERLY
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EMPLOYMENT CREATION
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EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
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EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS
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EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES
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EQUITABLE ACCESS
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EXPORT MARKETS
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EXTERNALITIES
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FACTOR MARKETS
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FAMILIES WITH MEMBERS
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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FAMILY STRUCTURES
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FERTILITY
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FERTILITY RATES
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FOOD INSECURITY
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GENDER BALANCE
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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GENDER DISPARITIES
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD WORK
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
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IMMIGRANT
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IMMIGRANTS
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IMMIGRATION
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IMMIGRATION POLICIES
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT
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INFORMAL SECTOR
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INNOVATIONS
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INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
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INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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JOBS
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MARKET POLICIES
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LABOR MARKET REGULATION
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LABOR MARKETS
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LABOR MOBILITY
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LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
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LABOR REGULATION
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LABOR REGULATIONS
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LABOR SHORTAGES
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LABOR SUPPLY
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LABOUR
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LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
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LAND OWNERSHIP
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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
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LARGE POPULATIONS
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LEGAL PROTECTION
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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LIMITED PROSPECTS
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LIVING STANDARDS
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LOCAL ECONOMY
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LONG-TERM MIGRANTS
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LOWER FERTILITY
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MALE WORKERS
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MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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MASS MEDIA
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MIGRANT
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MIGRANT WORKERS
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MIGRANT-SENDING COUNTRIES
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MIGRANTS
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MINIMUM WAGES
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MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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NATIONAL BOUNDARIES
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NATURAL RESOURCE
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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NUMBER OF PEOPLE
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NUMBER OF WORKERS
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OCCUPATIONS
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
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PACE OF URBANIZATION
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PEACEKEEPING
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY MAKERS
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POPULATION CONCENTRATION
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POPULATION GROWTH
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POPULATION PRESSURES
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POPULATION SIZE
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PRIMARY SOURCE
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRIVATE SECTOR ACTIVITY
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PRODUCTION FACILITIES
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PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES
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PRODUCTIVE WORK
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PRODUCTIVITY GAINS
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS
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PROVIDENT FUNDS
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PROVISION OF SERVICES
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PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
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PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
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PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT
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PUBLIC SECTOR JOB
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PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS
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PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS
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PUBLIC SERVICE
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PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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QUALITY OF SERVICES
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RAPID POPULATION GROWTH
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RATES OF GROWTH
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REAL WAGE
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REGULATORY BARRIERS
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REMITTANCE
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REMITTANCES
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RENTS
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RESPECT
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RETURN MIGRATION
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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RURAL POPULATION
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RURAL POPULATION GROWTH
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RURAL POPULATIONS
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RURAL PRODUCERS
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SAFETY NET
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SANITATION
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SEASONAL LABOR
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SEASONAL WORKERS
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SERVANTS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SERVICE INDUSTRIES
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SERVICE INDUSTRY
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SERVICE QUALITY
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SERVICE SECTORS
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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
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SHARE OF WORK
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SLOWER POPULATION GROWTH
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SMALL BUSINESSES
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SMALL COUNTRIES
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SOCIAL COHESION
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SOCIAL MOBILITY
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SOCIAL PROBLEMS
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SOCIAL SERVICES
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SOCIAL WELFARE
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SPOUSES
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STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE
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SUBSISTENCE FARMING
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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SUPPLY CHAINS
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SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
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TEMPORARY WORK
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TEMPORARY WORKER
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TERTIARY EDUCATION
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TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY
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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
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UNSKILLED LABOR
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URBAN AREAS
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URBAN CENTER
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URBAN CENTERS
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URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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URBAN EMPLOYMENT
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URBAN MIGRATION
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URBAN POPULATION
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URBAN POPULATIONS
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URBANIZATION
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USE OF RESOURCES
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WOMEN MIGRANTS
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WORKER
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WORKFORCE
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WORKING-AGE POPULATION
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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YOUNG POPULATIONS
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YOUNG WORKERS
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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
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Well-being from Work in the Pacific Island Countries
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Jobs
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2014-05-12
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/01/19485962/well-being-work-pacific-island-countries
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Social Protection and Labor
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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000442464_20140512140446
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19485962
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87894
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/05/12/000442464_20140512140446/Rendered/PDF/878940WP0P12960fic0Island0Countries.pdf
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East Asia and Pacific
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Oceania
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
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Education
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Health and other social services :: Other social services
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Industry and trade
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Economic management :: Analysis of economic growth
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Economic management :: Macroeconomic management
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Social protection and risk management :: Improving labor markets
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Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Other social development
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Social inclusion
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
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Public Sector Economics
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Public Sector Development
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PREM Sector Department (EASPR)

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