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dc.contributor.authorStrobl, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:09Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:09Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20834-
dc.description.abstractThe International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues for relaxing the standard definition of unemployment in developing countries by eliminating the requirement that a person be actively searching for a job. We examine whether such an extension of the standard definition is appropriate in the case of Trinidad and Tobago. Specifically, we use the Trinidad and Tobago labour force survey to examine whether active job search is important in determining the labour market transitions of the non-employed. Our results indicate that in Trinidad and Tobago males, who under the standard criteria would be considered out of the labour force because they report willingness to work but are not currently searching for a job, are appropriately classified as unemployed. Further evidence suggests that this may be because job search may not be as meaningful in rural as it is in urban areas.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 659en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddefinition of unemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordjob searchen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktstatistiken_US
dc.subject.stwTrinidad und Tobagoen_US
dc.titleDefining Unemployment in Developing Countries: Evidence from Trinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn360819508en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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