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Labor Content of Exports Database

The Labor Content of Exports (LACEX) database was developed by Calì et al. (2016) on the basis of a panel of global input-output tables and exports from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) and employment data from the ILO. The database measure the contribution of labor to a given country’s exports – measured as employees’ compensation or wages (LACEX) or the number of jobs (JOCEX). It also uses gross output in place of exports to construct the labor and jobs content of domestic production. Three datasets are available: LACEX at the 24 sector level between 1995 and 2011, LACEX at the 57 sector level between 1997 and 2011, and JOCEX at the 11 sector level between 1997 and 2011. LACEX covers a maximum of 120 countries and JOCEX 88 countries.
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    Cross sectional;Time series

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  • Topic

    Labor & Social Protection, Trade

  • Update Frequency

    No fixed schedule

  • Update Schedule

    The update of the Export of Value Added Database will be based on the update of the GTAP database, and so does not have a fixed schedule.

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  • Access Options

    Bulk download, Query tool