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Three Essays on the Development of the Labor Market and the Private Sector in Burma (Myanmar)

Published Feb 17, 2016

by Saw Htay Wah

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Prior research suggests that access to credit, access to electricity, access to public services, access to skilled labor, and ethnic discrimination in the labor market are the top constraints inhibiting the development of the labor markets and the private sector in Burma. This dissertation, in the form of three essays, addresses each of the five top constraints.

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This document was submitted as a dissertation in December 2015 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The faculty committee that supervised and approved the dissertation consisted of Arie Kapteyn (Chair), Joanne Yoong, and David Powell.

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