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Mexican employment dynamics: evidence from matched firm-worker data

David Kaplan (), Gabriel Martinez () and Raymond Robertson

No 4433, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: Using a census of all workers in private establishments in the formal sector in Mexico to track workers and establishments over time, this paper presents the first Mexican worker and job flow statistics. The data allow for comparing these flows across time, space, and worker characteristics. Although many patterns are similar to those documented in developing countries, the analysis uncovers patterns that have potentially important policy implications. The authors compare the results to the literature, illustrate how the statistics change during times of reform and crisis, and present novel findings that contribute to the broader literature on worker reallocations.

Keywords: Labor Markets; Microfinance; Labor Policies; Access to Finance; E-Business (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-12-01
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