What is the Impact of Labour Market Regulation on Employment in LICs? How Does it Vary by Gender?

79 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012

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Shanthi Nataraj

Independent

Francisco Pérez-Arce

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

Sinduja Srinivasan

RAND Corporation - Pardee RAND Graduate School

Krishna Kumar

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population

Date Written: July 9, 2012

Abstract

There is an extensive empirical literature examining the impacts of various labour market regulations on employment outcomes. However, much of this evidence focuses on developed or middle-income countries, resulting in a comparative dearth of literature that analyzes the impact of such policies in low-income countries (LICs). In addition, there are few studies that examine the impacts of such regulations by gender. This systematic review aims to synthesize the literature by focusing on the impact of labour market regulation on employment in LICs and how it varies by gender.

Suggested Citation

Nataraj, Shanthi and Perez-Arce, Francisco and Srinivasan, Sinduja and Kumar, Krishna, What is the Impact of Labour Market Regulation on Employment in LICs? How Does it Vary by Gender? (July 9, 2012). RAND Working Paper Series WR- 957, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2127434 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2127434

Francisco Perez-Arce

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Sinduja Srinivasan

RAND Corporation - Pardee RAND Graduate School ( email )

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Krishna Kumar

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population ( email )

United States

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