Matched Employee-Employer Panel Data for Labour Market Analysis in Zimbabwe
Dates: 2014 - 2016
Funding: IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (“GLM | LIC”) funded by DFID
- PI: Lawrence Edwards
This project will build a panel of manufacturing firm data in Zimbabwe that covers various years during the period 1993 to 2015. In addition, the project will create a matched employee-employer database that follows employees over the period 2015 to 2016. The project involves the collection of new data through firm and employee surveys, as well as the merging of this data with prior data collected on the sample of firms in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
This initiative will enable a new body of evidence on how past structural changes in the Zimbabwean economy during the period of economic crisis affected labour markets, as well as how future growth and structural change link to labour market outcomes. In collecting, providing and analyzing the data, the project aims to build a closer synergy between evidence and policy formulation in Zimbabwe.