Labour Markets, Poverty, and Development

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Table 1A.1 Employment growth in a sample of developing countries, 1980-1990
Annual Annual
avg. % avg. %
Africa Asia
Algeria 3.09 China 2.92
Burundi 2.50 Hong Kong ( 1978-92) 2.39
Egypt ( 1980-89) 4.68 India 1.40
Gambia 1.70 Indonesia ( 1986-92) 2.23
Tunisia ( 1980-89) 2.52 Korea 2.76
Kenya 3.20 Pakistan ( 1982-89) 2.07
Malawi 1.30 Philippines 2.73
Swaziland 2.8 Singapore ( 1980-89) 1.98
Mean 2.7 Sri Lanka 2.30
Standard Deviation 1.1 Taiwan 2.49
Thailand ( 1984-88) 3.13
Latin America
Brazil ( 1981-90) 3.90 Mean 2.40
Chile 3.59 Standard deviation 0.49
Colombia 3.50 Europe and Middle East
Costa Rica 3.30 Turkey ( 1985-92) 2.70
Mexico 0.64 Cyprus 2.92
Panama ( 1982-89) 2.88 Iran ( 1982-91) 2.99
Puerto Rico ( 1981-90) 2.39 Malta 2.50
Uruguay ( 1987-91) 0.83 Mean 2.87
Venezuela ( 1983-91) 3.88 Standard Deviation 0.15
Jamaica 2.46
Bolivia ( 1980-88) 0.36
Mean 2.52
Standard deviation 1.33
aBased on data from Census, LFSS and HS; Tables 2a, 2b and 3a of ILO.
Sources: ILO, Year Book of Labour Statistics, various years; UN, Statistical Yearbook for ASIA and the Pacific, 1993; Taiwan Statistical Data Book, 1993.

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Clark C. ( 1940), The Conditions of Economic Progress, London: Macmillan.

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