Kirsten Sehnbruch, Presenter
Nicolai Suppa, Commentator
Ortrud Lessmann, Chair
This webinar proposes a methodology for measuring the quality of employment from a multidimensional and public policy perspective using household survey data from 14 Latin American developing countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay). The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate that the QoE can be measured using the Alkire Foster method that can inform policy makers about the state of their labour markets in a way that complements traditional variables such as participation or unemployment rates, which are not always good indicators of labour market performance in developing countries with large informal sectors. Beyond introducing the method, the presentation shows it has been applied to specific cases, such as Chile and Egypt. We discuss insights generated by our results on developments over time and across regions, how it can be used to examine horizontal inequalities (eg to compare migrant populations to local ones) as well as presenting a case study using dynamic data.
HDCA Webinar 2022 Work and Employment HDCA Videos