The Conclusion to the Green Jobs: Impacts of a Green Economy on Employment

Posted in July 2020


As mentioned above, the methods presented provide
'ideal' descriptions which can, in practice, be combined
and adapted in different ways. In all cases, the use of
these methods and approaches in a developing
country context is particularly challenging due to
data availability. In employment factor approaches,
reference values from OECD countries are often used
that are adapted on the basis of assumptions to the
country’s average labour productivity. In input-output
models, which simultaneously constitute the basis of
many macroeconomic models, the challenge lies in
forming an accurate representation of environmental
technology sectors and informal employment in
developing countries. The ILO guide (Jarvis et al., 2011)
outlines a systematic approach to adapting inputoutput tables in this way.

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