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  • Unemployment - poverty trade-offs
Author
  • Agenor, Pierre-Richard
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • The author examines the potential trade-offs that may arise between poverty alleviation and unemployment reduction. He discusses various analytical arguments that may provide a rationale for their existence, and uses three alternative methodologies to assess their relevance: a vector autoregression framework (which is applied to Brazil and Chile), cross-country regressions, and simulations with a structural macro model linked to a household survey. Impulse response functions to output and wage shocks indicate no short-run tradeoff. between unemployment and poverty. By contrast, regression results, which control for a variety of determinants of poverty rates across countries, suggest that such a trade-off may indeed exist. Simulations with the structural model show that labor market reforms may induce both short- and long-run trade-offs between the composition of unemployment and the incidence of poverty among household groups.
  • Public Health Promotion,Health Monitoring&​Evaluation,Economic Theory&​Research,Environmental Economics&​Policies,Labor Policies,Environmental Economics&​Policies,Health Monitoring&​Evaluation,Economic Theory&​Research,Achieving Shared Growth,Poverty Assessment
  • RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3297
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  • English
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