Labor Data

This is a data file containing the quantities of labor by occupation, sector and region based on the wage and quantity data used to construct the labor shares in the GTAP 9a Data Base.

Why would you want to use the Labor quantities?

Emerging economic questions increasingly focus on the impacts of policies on employment and movement of labor between sectors. This data allows you to link percent changes in labor to the employment of people in each sector, or to take account of differences in wages (or productivity) of labor across occupations, sectors and regions.

The labor data is documented in:

Walmsley, T. L., and C. Carrico (2013): “Disaggregating Labor Payments in the GTAP 8 Data Base” GTAP Application, Center for Global Trade analysis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

The data also relies on work done by Alison Weingarden and Marinos Tsigas to implement the 5 new value shares in the GTAP Data Base. See:
Weingarden, A., and M. Tsigas, (2010): “Labor Statistics for the GTAP Database”, Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Penang, Malaysia .

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