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[Excerpt] Most of the policies intended to affect urban employment are not specifically employment policies nor are they specifically urban. Rather, the amount of urban employment, the composition of that employment, and the returns from it are determined by a whole host of policies. To review them all in a short paper is an impossible undertaking. The criterion by which I decided which policies to consider is policy-relevance, asking which set of policies is apt to have the largest impact on employment.


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Fields, G. S. (1989). The impact of government policies on urban employment in small economies [Electronic version]. In B. Salomé (Ed.), Fighting urban employment in developing countries (pp. 105-121). Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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