Labor market analysis and public policy: The case of Morocco

Julia Lane, Guillermo Hakim, Javier Miranda

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This article uses detailed industry and household data to understand why Morocco's labor market performed poorly in 1985-95. The data indicate that marked structural changes and weak demand in the product market were responsible. This article makes two contributions to the literature. The first is specific: it underscores that the demand for labor is a derived demand and that the performance of the product market is an important determinant of the performance of the labor market. The second is more general: it demonstrates that this kind of microeconomic analysis, using data sets that are often available in developing countries, can inform policy design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-578
Number of pages18
JournalWorld Bank Economic Review
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

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labor market
public policy
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microeconomics
market
structural change
performance
data analysis
labor
developing world
developing country
determinants
industry
analysis
policy
public
Labour market
Market analysis
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Labor market analysis and public policy : The case of Morocco. / Lane, Julia; Hakim, Guillermo; Miranda, Javier.

In: World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1999, p. 561-578.

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Lane, J, Hakim, G & Miranda, J 1999, 'Labor market analysis and public policy: The case of Morocco', World Bank Economic Review, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 561-578.
Lane, Julia ; Hakim, Guillermo ; Miranda, Javier. / Labor market analysis and public policy : The case of Morocco. In: World Bank Economic Review. 1999 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 561-578.
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