Labor market analysis and public policy: The case of Morocco

Julia Lane, Guillermo Hakim, Javier Miranda

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This article uses detailed industry and household data to understand why Morocco's labor market performed poorly in 1985-95. The data indicate that marked structural changes and weak demand in the product market were responsible. This article makes two contributions to the literature. The first is specific: it underscores that the demand for labor is a derived demand and that the performance of the product market is an important determinant of the performance of the labor market. The second is more general: it demonstrates that this kind of microeconomic analysis, using data sets that are often available in developing countries, can inform policy design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-578
Number of pages18
JournalWorld Bank Economic Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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