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August 30, 2021

Mexico | Labor market with considerable progress on the path to recovery

Participation in the labor market practically recovered; the return to classes on-site will improve the recovery of labor participation. Formal job creation surprises in July; additional, the removal of outsourcing allows the recovery and exceeds permanent employment levels prior to the pandemic.

December 17, 2020

Mexico has to wage a war against cash

Cash allowed humanity to abandon bartering, but the use of cash also involves significant problems. It facilitates tax evasion, corruption (Mexicans have become accustomed to watching videos in which corrupt politicians accept cash bribes).

July 4, 2019

Mexico | The Labor Market Is Slowing Down

Fewer formal jobs are currently being created in the country than in recent years —and that's worrying. The growth rate of formal employment positions had remained above 4% in recent years. However, it fell to 2.5% in May.

April 25, 2018

Peru | Population in poverty on the rise

The number of Peruvians living in poverty increased to 6.9 million in 2017, an increase of 375,000 people, which meant that the monetary poverty rate increased by 1 pp to 21.7% of the population. The most likely cause is the weak expansion of formal activities that generate less productive jobs.
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August 7, 2017

The labyrinth of the informal economy: measurement strategies and impacts

One of the factors of the greatest upheaval to a country’s economic prospects is the substantial presence of the informal economy. The aim of this paper is to articulate a detailed statistical approach to identify the significance of such factors by examining key econometric strategies and availing ourselves of several diff…