Check out the Data Portal of the project here.
To see what the project is all about, register to the event here.
The Jobs of the World Project is a publicly available resource built to enable researchers to analyse comparable labour market outcomes across countries and time using micro data. At the core of the project is the collation and harmonisation of all available Censuses (IPUMS) and Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for low- and middle-income countries. The two sources combined provides coverage of countries representing about 81 percent of the world’s population, and more than 90 percent of the population in low- and middle-income countries. A key innovation is the construction of comparable wealth measures that allow researchers to analyse labour market outcomes across wealth classes. The project has three outputs:
- Codes that allow researchers to implement the harmonisation and produce customised data sets from publicly available IPUMS and DHS
- The Jobs of the World Database (JWD). The database focuses on a wide range of labour market characteristics including, but not limited to: labour force participation, type of employment (e.g., waged or self-employment), sector of employment (e.g., agriculture, manufacturing, or service), skill level (e.g., managers and professionals, white collar, or blue collar)
- Web platform to build downloadable maps and charts based on JWD
On May 3rd, 2022 between 18:00 – 19:30 CEST, the project will be officially launched in a hybrid event, with its presential part at the London School of Economics. The event will bring together researchers, media and policy makers together to present and comment the database and project, and to discuss its potential outreach and key patterns. You can register for the online part of the event here.