World Development Report 2013: jobs

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This report highlights the key role of jobs in the development process. Using a cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach, the report looks at why some jobs do more for development than others. High unemployment and unmet job expectations among youth are the most immediate concerns. But in many developing countries, where farming and self-employment are prevalent and safety nets are modest at best, unemployment rates can be low. In these countries, growth is seldom jobless. Most of the poor work long hours but simply cannot make ends meet. And the violation of basic rights is not...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Culture and society; Policy; Performance; Governance; Industry; Economics

Keywords: Policy analysis; Policy formation; Development policy; Labour policy; Employment pattern; Standard of living; Productivity; Employment creation; Promotion of employment; Government role; Private sector; Developing economy; Economic development; Social development

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2012

Physical description: xviii, 401 p.

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ISBN: 9780821395752 (pbk); 9780821395769 (ebook); 9780821396209 (hbk)

ISSN: 0163-5085

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC BY 3.0). To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 110.266

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