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No . 01 / 09 Defining Unemployment in Developing Countries : The Case of Trinidad and Tobago

  title={No . 01 / 09 Defining Unemployment in Developing Countries : The Case of Trinidad and Tobago},
  author={David Byrne and Eric Strobl}
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues for relaxing the standard definition of unemployment in developing countries where labour markets are not as efficient as those in the developed world. We examine whether such an extension of the standard definition is appropriate in the case of Trinidad and Tobago. Specifically, we use individual behaviour to classify persons into labour market states, rather than a priori criteria like job search. The Trinidad and Tobago Continuous Survey… 

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