Connecting the Poor to Economic Growth: Eight Key Questions

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Sarah Lucas and Peter Timmer offer eight questions to ask if you want to understand the connection between economic growth and poverty reduction. It does help if potential employers are legally allowed to give the excluded a try:

In Bolivia... rural workers and the urban poor are concentrated in the informal and self-employed sectors. This is due, in part, to the tight regulation of the formal labor market, which restricts these groups' movement into higher-wage unemployment.

Doing Business has shown that women and young workers are the ones particularly hard-hit by 'worker protection'.

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