Janneke Pieters

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Trade Liberalization and Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Brazil While there is a large literature analyzing the distributional impacts of trade reforms across the income or skill distribution, very little is known about the gender effects of trade reforms. This paper seeks to fill this gap and investigates the impact of Brazil’s 1987-1994(More)
Subcontracting and the Size and Composition of the Informal Sector: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing This paper analyzes the relationship between formal sector subcontracting and the evolution of the informal sector using nationally representative survey data of Indian manufacturing enterprises for the period 1995-2006. In these years of fast economic(More)
This report focuses on the determinants of the labor market situation of young people in developed countries and the developing world, with a special emphasis on the role of vocational training and education policies. We highlight the role of demographic factors, economic growth and labor market institutions in explaining young people‘s transition into(More)
Push or Pull? Drivers of Female Labor Force Participation during India’s Economic Boom In the past twenty years, India’s economy has grown at increasing rates and now belongs to the fastest-growing economies in the world. This paper examines drivers of female labor force participation in urban India between 1987 and 2004, showing a much more nuanced picture(More)
What Explains the Stagnation of Female Labor Force Participation in Urban India? We study the surprisingly low level and stagnation of female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2009. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wages and education levels, women’s labor force participation stagnated at around 18%. Using(More)
The content of this (Youth Employment in Developing Countries – Contract DCI-EDUC/2012/310-255) includes text data which are protected by the provisions of national and international law applying to intellectual property. These textual data are the exclusive property of the European Union represented by the European Commission. The user undertakes to(More)
Using nationally representative survey data of Indian manufacturing enterprises spanning the period 1995–2006, we analyze the link between formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment. A novelty in our analysis is that this relationship is allowed to differ between modern and traditional segments of the informal sector. We show that formal(More)
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