Resources

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8 Jun, 2011 - Osman Mohammed Babikir, Babiker I. Babiker, and Siegfried Bauer
- Alan de Brauw, Valerie Mueller, and Tassew Woldehanna

Standard economic models suggest that individuals participate in migration to improve their well-being, whether those decisions are made at the individual or the household level. However, explicit and implicit barriers to movement both within and...

- Jorge Saba Arbache, Alexandre Kolev,and Ewa Filipiak

Available evidence shows that in a number of African countries, women are less likely to be in paid jobs, they are disproportionately concentrated in informal and precarious employment, and they are paid less.  This report sheds light on the...

1 Jun, 2006 - Futoshi Yamauchi, Thabani Buthelezi, and Myriam Velia

This paper examines the impact of prime-age adult mortality on the transition from school to the labor market of adolescents and on decisions by female adults to participate in the labor force in South Africa. The analysis focuses on that period-...

- Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, and Li Li

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation,...

21 Dec, 2011 - Jonathan Crush, Vincent Williams

"Since 1990, there have been major changes to longstanding patterns of intra-regional labour migration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). At the same time, new channels of migration to and from the region have opened....

- Dilip Ratha,Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Özden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles

According to official statistics, about 30 million Africans have migrated internationally.   While the emigration of skilled workers can generate substantial benefits for origin countries through remittances, it can also impair...

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This article uses an instrumental variables method to evaluate the impact of the use of health services on the productivity of rural households’ farming labor in Burkina Faso. The distance from a household’s homestead to the Health...

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Despite a number of studies around the world focusing on the role of remittances in households’ livelihood, this topic has not been well documented in Nigeria. To fill this gap, this study examines the influence of remittances on self-...

- Evans S. Osabuohien, Raoul Herrmann, Uchenna R. Efobi, and Ciliaka M. W. Gitau

The current transformation of the agricultural sector in many African countries has been perceived to be connected to land resources and the quest to advance agriculture as a commercial enterprise. The main expectations in this agricultural...