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

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Catalina Gutiérrez, Pierella Paci, Marco Ranzani
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 129 pages
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Poor people derive most of their income from work; however, there is insufficient understanding of the role of labor markets, employment, and earnings as a linkage between growth and poverty reduction, especially in low income countries. To provide inputs into the policy discussion on how to enhance poverty reduction through increased employment and earnings for given growth levels, this study explores this linkage in the case of Nicaragua using data for 2001 and 2005. To do so, the study discusses macroeconomic growth and the labor market in Nicaragua, presenting sectoral employment and produ.

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