Participation and sector selection in Nicaragua
Article first published online: 3 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 591–610, July 2010
How to Cite
Pozzoli, D. and Ranzani, M. (2010), Participation and sector selection in Nicaragua. J. Int. Dev., 22: 591–610. doi: 10.1002/jid.1599
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 3 AUG 2009
- formal and informal sectors;
This paper investigates the structure of the labor market in Nicaragua and is aimed at understanding the determinants of the choice between a number of segments, namely inactivity, unemployment, agriculture, the formal and the informal sectors. In addition, a model with a separate participation equation is estimated: it allows us to understand that age mainly is a supply-side factor, while education is an important element determining employer's choices Information networks, captured by the presence of a household member working in the formal sector, and geographical barriers to mobility also play a leading role. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.