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Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (English)

This paper reviews evidence from 44 middle-income countries on how the recent financial crisis affected jobs and workers' incomes. In addition to providing a rare assessment of the magnitude of the impact across several middle-income countries, the paper describes how labor markets adjusted and how the adjustments varied for different types of countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5791 SEP 01, 2011

Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings (English)

Events of the past two years are a reminder that crises are a recurring phenomenon with deep and often protracted impacts on labor markets. This paper examines the challenges inherent in crafting policy responses, with particular attention to developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5094 OCT 01, 2009

Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed