This book analyzes recent labor market trends in Latin American countries and the factors that underlie the failure to create more - and more productive and rewarding - jobs, a failure with substantial political and social costs. The authors analyze how growth and job creation in the region's economies compare with other emerging countries, the impact of job creation and destruction on productivity growth and the creation of 'good' jobs, and the relative importance and role of labor market policies in improving labor market outcomes in the region.
CARMEN PAGES is Principal Research Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. GAELLE PIERRE is a Consultant in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group of the Africa Region, World Bank. STEFANO SCARPETTA is Head of Division and Editor of the OECD Employment Outlook, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Overview: Job Creation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and Policy Challenges PART I: EMPLOYMENT DYNAMICS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Jobless Growth or Growth-less Jobs? Job Creation Challenges in a Macro Perspective Skill, Gender and Age Dimensions of Job Creation PART II: STRUCTURAL CHANGES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH: MAIN PATTERNS Role of Structural Changes for Employment and Productivity Growth Creative Destruction, Productivity, and Job Creation PART III: POLICIES TO FOSTER THE CREATION OF GOOD JOBS AND HELP WORKERS THROUGH LABOR MARKET TRANSITIONS The Business Environment: Policy Challenges for Promoting Investment and Job Creation Improving Protection against the Risk of Unemployment: From Job Protection to Income Support Active Labour Market Policies: Helping Workers to Find Better Jobs Improving the Quality of Jobs: From Legislation to Productivity Growth
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