Making Work Pay in Bangladesh: Employment, Growth, and Poverty Reduction

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Pierella Paci, Marcin Jan Sasin
World Bank, 2008 - Business & Economics - 72 pages
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Poor people derive most of their income from work. However, there is insufficient understanding of the role of employment and earnings as a link between growth and poverty reduction, especially in low income countries. The 'Making Work Pay' series analyzes the important roles of labor markets, employment, productivity, and labor income in facilitating shared growth and promoting poverty reduction. 'Making Work Pay in Bangladesh' provides a description of the trends in growth, poverty, and labor market outcomes in Bangladesh. It assesses the linkages among changes in output, employment, and labor productivity, and it links changes in the quality and quantity of employment to poverty reduction. The book also addresses other key issues, such as rural versus urban conditions, women and children in the labor market, and self-employment and household enterprises, and it identifies priorities for further analysis and policy intervention. 'Making Work Pay in Bangladesh' will be of interest to development practitioners in international organizations, governments, research institutions, and universities with an interest in inclusive growth and the creation of productive employment.

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Labor Market Overview
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Pierella Paci is Professor ofEconomics at City University, London.

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