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dc.contributor.authorLaunov, Andreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGünther, Isabelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:07:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:07:57Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19843-
dc.description.abstractIt has recently been argued that the informal sector in developing countriesshows a dual structure, with part of the informal sector being competitive to theformal sector and part of the informal sector being the result of market segmentation. We formulate an econometric model to test this hypothesis. The modelallows for sector multiplicity with unobserved sector affiliation in the informalsector and takes into account sample selection bias induced by the employmentdecision of individuals. An estimation of the model for the urban labor marketin C^ote d'Ivoire shows that the informal labor market is indeed composed of twosegments with both competitive as well as segmented employment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x16en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal labor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordsegmentationen_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
dc.identifier.ppn517916886en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec06:4739-

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