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GTAP Resource #1174

"The informal sector: a source of growth"
by Lejour, Arjan and Paul Tang


Abstract
In developing countries labour reallocation from traditional, low-productivity sectors towards
modern, high-productivity sectors is an important source of economic growth, and a driving force
behind specialization. Simulations with the applied general-equilibrium model WorldScan show that
Asian countries can expect up to a 30 percent increase in income per capita or, equivalently, slightly
more than one percentage point extra annual growth during a period of 25 years. Moreover, our
results suggest that labour reallocation is mainly induced by productivity increases in agriculture that
push redundant labour towards modern industrial sectors.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP Application
Status: Published
By/In: CPB Research Memorandum 153
Date: 1999
Version:
Created: Lejour, A. (2/6/2003)
Updated: Dimaranan, B. (2/6/2003)
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- Economic growth
- Labor market issues


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