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Clicking towards Mozambique's New Jobs: A research note

Pedro Martins

No 85, Working Papers from Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research

Abstract: Online jobs portals can be an important source of labour market information, also in developing countries. This paper presents an illustration from Mozambique, a country that has exhibited high economic growth rates but limited employment creation as other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. First, we highlight the potential but also pitfalls of these portals in characterising and improving the functioning of the labour market. We then analyse the micro (mouse-click-level) data made available by a portal focused on the formal sector of the Mozambique labour market. Our evidence is also consistent with high levels of unemployment and or underemployment. The findings are also suggestive of mismatches between labour demand and the supply of schooling and training.

Keywords: Big data; Labour market information systems; Internet; Matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 J24 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-09
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