IZA/World Bank Conference Employment and Development
Recent economic and social transformations have put developing countries on higher and more sustainable growth paths. In too many cases, however, poor labor market conditions still lead to high unemployment, poor working conditions, low wages and increased inequality and exclusion. Labor is often the only asset of the poor and a growth process that is not associated with job creation may therefore fail to reduce poverty. A well functioning labor market can be the key to an environment where new firms are created and private agents find the proper incentives to invest and innovate. Sound labor policies that promote the creation of more and better jobs are needed to guarantee the success of structural reforms, to maintain the social support for those reforms, and to ensure that the benefits are widely distributed. Achieving these targets is crucial to an effective implementation of poverty-reduction strategies and, hence, progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.
|Event dates:||2006-05-25 – 2006-05-27|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2006-02-18|
Olivier Bargain and Stefano Scarpetta at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Classification:||J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics. General ; O1 - Economic Development ; O2 - Development Planning and Policy|
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