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How Do Cities in Ethiopia Create Jobs?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Mukim, Megha
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2016-11-01T18:50:47Z
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2016-11-01T18:50:47Z
dc.date.issued
2016-10
dc.description.abstract
This paper reviews city-based industrialization across Ethiopia to understand (a) its importance in driving net job creation, and (b) the factors that determine the success of high-growth industries and cities. The focus of the analysis is on firms, industries, and cities in Ethiopia that create and sustain jobs. The analysis finds that much of new job creation is found in emerging cities, although capital intensity in production is also increasing. As in other countries, 97 percent of new jobs are created by large firms, and it is incumbents and not new entrants that contribute to initial and sustained increases in employment. Agglomeration economies, better business environment, and access to better infrastructure are factors that matter, albeit differently, depending on firms' size, life-cycle, and rate of growth.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25311
dc.language
English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7866
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
jobs
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agglomeration
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industrialization
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urban development
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cities
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job creation
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business environment
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infrastructure
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firm life-cycle
dc.title
How Do Cities in Ethiopia Create Jobs?
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Working Paper
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2016-10-18
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/10/26872353/cities-ethiopia-create-jobs
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7866
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090224b084642bf2_1_0
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26872353
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WPS7866
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/572281476820087745/pdf/WPS7866.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Ethiopia
okr.topic
Private Sector Development :: Business Environment
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Private Sector Development :: Competitiveness and Competition Policy
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Private Sector Development :: Private Sector Economics
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Private Sector Development :: Small and Medium Size Enterprises
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Social Protections and Labor :: Employment and Unemployment
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Urban Development :: Urban Economic Development
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Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice Group

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