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dc.contributor.authorLaunov, Andreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGünther, Isabelen_US
dc.description.abstractIt has recently been argued that the informal sector in developing countries shows a dual structure, with part of the informal sector being competitive to the formal sector and part of the informal sector being the result of market segmentation. We formulate an econometric model to test this hypothesis. The model allows for sector multiplicity with unobserved sector affiliation in the informal sector and takes into account sample selection bias induced by the employment decision of individuals. An estimation of the model for the urban labor market in C te d'Ivoire shows that the informal labor market is indeed composed of two segments with both competitive as well as segmented employment.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 16en_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal labor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomparative advantageen_US
dc.subject.keywordselection biasen_US
dc.subject.keywordlatent structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinite mixtureen_US
dc.titleCompetitive and Segmented Informal Labor Marketsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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