Knowledge Note

"Understanding employment transitions is an important aspect of designing public policies that allow people to benefit from economic development."

Understanding employment transitions and their implications in terms of welfare and labor outcomes is key for countries to design labor market policies aimed at inclusive growth, particularly in developing countries. Using panel data, this note characterizes the magnitude and nature of the main employment transitions in Uganda between 2009 and 2016 and explores how these transitions correlate with measures of wellbeing (mainly per capita consumption) and employment outcomes.

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