This dissertation includes three essays that empirically examine the effects of exogenous shocks and labor market policies on employment, wages, and human capital development of youth and women. The first two essays focus on Korea, a newly industrialized country that depends heavily on trade, while the third essay examines two sub-Saharan African countries, Liberia and Malawi.
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Wage Inequality, Innovation, and Human Capital Development: Assessing the Differential Impact of the Great Recession on Korean Firms
The Impacts of an Affirmative Action Program on Women's Employment Outcomes in Korea
Gender Earnings Gap among the Youth in Liberia and Malawi
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