How Did the Great Recession Affect Different Types of Workers? Evidence from 17 Middle-Income Countries

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Policy Research Working Papers
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Cho, Yoonyoung
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Newhouse, David
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2012-03-19T18:01:49Z
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2012-03-19T18:01:49Z
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2011-04-01
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2017-12-13T13:01:43Z
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This paper examines how different types of workers in 17 middle-income countries were affected by labor market retrenchment during the great recession. Impacts on different types of workers varied by country and were only weakly related to the severity of the shock. Among active workers, youth experienced by far the largest adverse impacts on employment, unemployment, and wage employment, particularly relative to older adults. The percentage employment reductions, for example, were greatest for youth in each sector of the economy, as firms reacted to the shock by substituting away from inexperienced workers. Employment rates, as a share of the population, also plummeted for men. Larger drops in male employment were primarily attributable to men's higher initial rate of employment, although men's concentration in the hard-hit industrial sector also played an important role. Within each sector, percentage employment declines were similar for men and women. Added worker effects among women were mild, even among less-educated workers. Differences in labor market outcomes across education groups and urban or rural residence tended to be smaller. These findings bolster the case for targeted support to displaced youth and wage employees. Programs targeted to female and unskilled workers should be undertaken with appropriate caution or empirical support from timely data, as they may not benefit the majority of affected workers.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20110418134622
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/3401
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English
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Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5636
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTING
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ACTIVE LABOR
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ACTIVE LABOR MARKET
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ACTIVE LABOR MARKET PROGRAMS
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ADULT WORKERS
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AFFECTED WORKERS
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AGE GROUP
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AGGREGATE LABOR MARKET INDICATORS
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AVERAGE WAGES
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BANKING
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CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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COLLECTIVE DISMISSALS
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CRISES
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CULTURAL CHANGE
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
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DISCUSSIONS
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DISPLACED WORKERS
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DISSEMINATION
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EARNING
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EARNINGS LOSSES
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ECONOMIC CRISES
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ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC SHOCKS
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ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN
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EDUCATED GROUPS
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EDUCATED MEN
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EDUCATED WOMEN
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EDUCATION DISPARITIES
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EFFECTS
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EMPLOYEE
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EMPLOYEES
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EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
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EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE
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EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATES
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EMPLOYMENT LEVEL
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EMPLOYMENT LEVELS
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EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
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EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS
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EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION LEGISLATION
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EMPLOYMENT RATES
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EMPLOYMENT SHARE
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EMPLOYMENT STATUS
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EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
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EXOGENOUS SHOCKS
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FALLS
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FEMALE EMPLOYMENT
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FEMALE LABOR
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FEMALE LABOR FORCE
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FINANCE
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FIRING COSTS
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FIRM LEVEL
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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GENDER DISPARITIES
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GENDER DISPARITY
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GENDER GAP
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GENDER PERSPECTIVES
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HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
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HOURS OF WORK
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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INEXPERIENCED WORKERS
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INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT
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INFORMAL SECTOR
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INFORMED DECISIONS
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INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
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JOB
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JOB LOSS
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JOB LOSSES
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JOB SEARCH
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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
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JOB STATUS
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JOBS
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KNOWLEDGE
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LABOR
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LABOR DEMAND
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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 ADJUSTMENT
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LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS
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LABOR MARKET FLEXIBILITY
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LABOR MARKET INDICATOR
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LABOR MARKET INFORMATION
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LABOR MARKET INSTITUTIONS
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LABOR MARKET OUTCOME
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LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES
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LABOR MARKET PERFORMANCE
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LABOR MARKET POLICY
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LABOR MARKET REGULATIONS
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LABOR MARKET RIGIDITY
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LABOR REGULATIONS
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LABOR SUPPLY
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LABOUR
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LABOUR MARKET
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LABOUR MARKET INSTITUTIONS
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LABOUR MARKET PERFORMANCE
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LABOUR MARKETS
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LAYOFFS
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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LIVING STANDARDS
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MANAGEMENT
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MIGRANT
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MIGRANT WORKERS
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MIGRATION
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MINIMUM WAGES
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MONITORING
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OCCUPATION
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OLDER ADULTS
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OLDER WOMEN
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OLDER WORKERS
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ORGANIZATIONS
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PAYING JOBS
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POLICIES
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
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POLICY RESPONSE
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POPULATION
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POPULATION TRENDS
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PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE
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PREVIOUS SECTION
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PREVIOUS STUDIES
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PROFIT
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REAL INCOME
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REAL WAGES
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REMITTANCES
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RESPECT
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RIGID LABOR MARKETS
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RISK
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL RESIDENCE
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RURAL RESIDENTS
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RURAL WOMEN
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RURAL WORKERS
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SAFETY
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SAFETY NET
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SALARIED EMPLOYMENT
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SALARIED WORKERS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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SECURITY
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SELF EMPLOYED
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SELF EMPLOYMENT
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SERVICE SECTOR
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SEVERANCE PAY
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SOCIAL COHESION
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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STATUS OF WOMEN
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THEORY
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TRAINING
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TRANSFERS
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UNEMPLOYED
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UNEMPLOYED WORKERS
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASE
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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UNEMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
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UNIONS
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UNPAID FAMILY WORKERS
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UNSKILLED WORKERS
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URBAN AREAS
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URBAN WOMEN
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URBAN WORKERS
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VALUE
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VULNERABILITY
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VULNERABLE GROUPS
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WAGE EMPLOYMENT
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WAGE FLEXIBILITY
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WAGE GROWTH
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WAGE RATE
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WAGE RATES
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WAGE RIGIDITY
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WAGE SUBSIDIES
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WAGE SUBSIDY
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WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM
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WOMEN IN LABOUR
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WORK
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WORK IN PROGRESS
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WORK PATTERNS
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WORKER
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WORKERS
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WORKFORCE
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WORKING
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WORKING POOR
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WORKING WOMEN
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WORKPLACE
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WORKS
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YOUNG MEN
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YOUNG WORKERS
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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
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How Did the Great Recession Affect Different Types of Workers? Evidence from 17 Middle-Income Countries
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Jobs
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2011-04-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20110418134622
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Social Protection and Labor
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-5636
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000158349_20110418134622
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14072672
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WPS5636
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/04/18/000158349_20110418134622/Rendered/PDF/WPS5636.pdf
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The World Region
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The World Region
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Standards
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Social Protections and Labor :: Work & Working Conditions
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Health, Nutrition and Population
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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