Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126320
Authors: 
Cruces, Guillermo
Fields, Gary
Jaume, David
Viollaz, Mariana
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/080
Abstract: 
Between 2000 and 2012, Panama boasted the strongest economic growth in Latin America. The growth experience was not uniform: the 2000-02 period was marked by slow or negative growth rates, after which growth was exceptionally rapid. Although the international economic crisis of 2008 slowed the growth process down, it rebounded in the years following the crisis. Labour market indicators have clearly improved. The economic crisis led to a temporary increase in unemployment, a drop in the share of paid employees, and a rise in some poverty indicators; all these effects were reversed by the end of the period studied.
Subjects: 
Panama
Latin America
inclusive growth
labour market
poverty
JEL: 
O15
J01
J30
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-969-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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