Purchase - $38.00

Sectoral Queuing in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Nicaragua in the 1990s

27 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2005  

Michael J. Pisani

Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration

José A. Pagan

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; University of Texas-Pan American - College of Business Administration

Abstract

Using microdata from the 1993 and 1998 Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) of Nicaragua, this paper analyzes the propensity of informal sector workers to queue for formal sector employment as well as employer behavior related to the selection of individuals from the informal sector queue. The nature of the queue is also examined over time to determine informal sector workers' response to national market-based reforms. The results indicate that informal workers do indeed queue for formal sector employment and the nature of the queue has become more pronounced during the time period under consideration.

JEL Classification: J23, O17, O54

Suggested Citation

Pisani, Michael J. and Pagan, José A., Sectoral Queuing in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Nicaragua in the 1990s. Labour, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 571-597, December 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=857688 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1121-7081.2003.00253.x

Michael J. Pisani (Contact Author)

Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration ( email )

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States

José A. Pagan

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States

University of Texas-Pan American - College of Business Administration ( email )

1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
United States

Paper statistics

Downloads
30
Abstract Views
397