Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93540
Authors: 
de Dios, Emmanuel S.
Dinglasan, Katrina
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines 2014-01
Abstract: 
The government is rightly concerned with employment generation to make growth inclusive. The use of the open unemployment rate to measure its success, however, is misplaced. In a developing country with a large informal sector and in the absence of unemployment insurance, open unemployment is primarily a middle-class phenomenon: the unemployed are not predominantly poor, and the poor are not predominantly unemployed. Measures of productivity and shifts of labour across sectors may contain more information.
Subjects: 
unemployment
underemployment
labour force
welfare
poverty
JEL: 
J21
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
213.25 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.