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The impact of a large aid sector on the occupational choice of skilled workers

@inproceedings{Harris2018TheIO,
  title={The impact of a large aid sector on the occupational choice of skilled workers},
  author={Jamelia Harris},
  year={2018}
}
Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the validity of matching models in a LIC-context, the role of ability in sorting across sectors, and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process. Crucial to the analysis is the introduction of the aid-industry/development sector as a ‘third sector’, which is shown to be attractive to skilled job-seekers. One of the key findings is that the majority of skilled job-seekers opt for early-career employment working for a donor… 

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