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Vijverberg, Wim P. M.

Works: 60 works in 178 publications in 4 languages and 1,022 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: HD5096.9, 331.296668
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Publications about Wim P. M Vijverberg
Publications by Wim P. M Vijverberg
Most widely held works by Wim P. M Vijverberg
Labor market performance as a determinant of migration by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
In a comparison of migrants with nonmigrants, both observed and unobservable productivity factors are relevant. This paper focuses more on the unobservable factors and their correlation between places of origin and destination. A human capital model of migration demonstrates that more productive workers at the origin would choose to migrate only if the correlation between origin and destination factors is strongly positive. Longitudinal data drawn from the Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey, 1985-86, are used to examine the pattern of migration in the light of labor market performance both of wage employees and non-farm self-employed workers. It is found that, indeed, the more productive workers migrate. Furthermore, the general direction of migration is toward cities. The conclusion is therefore that rural areas lose their productive workers and that urban areas may gain in productivity from the geographical shifts in population
Profits from self-employment : a case study of Côte d'Ivoire by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Measuring income from family enterprises with household surveys by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Nonagricultural family enterprises in Côte d'Ivoire : a descriptive analysis by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Dual selection criteria with multiple alternatives : migration, work status, and wages by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Testing for labor market duality : the private wage sector in Côte d'Ivoire by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Research on labor market duality, in the context of developing countries, has identified the secondary segment of the labor market more with the self-employed than with salaried employees. A few recent tests derive information on the existence of duality and the relative magnitudes of the primary and secondary sectors entirely from the structure of the wage equation. Furthermore, as an innovation relevant to the current state of the art, this paper estimates an indicator of the degree of formality of the job that a worker holds, and integrates this indicator into the structure of the wages. The indicator is found to have some effect on the structure of the wage equation which therefore suggests the existence of duality, even though duality is measured by the indicator as a continuum, rather than as a dichotomous split. Analysis of the spread of the indicator reveals a single mode in a distribution that can be viewed as the mixture of two normal distributions. Thus, the Ivorian labor market is one with a primary and a secondary pole, and with substantial overlap between those poles so as to deny the rigorous separation that is common in discussion about labor market duality
Public-private sector wage comparisons and moonlighting in developing countries : evidence from Côte d'Ivoire and Peru by J. van der Gaag( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Public-private sector wage differentials in Peru, 1985-86 by M Stelcner( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Wage determinants in Côte d'Ivoire by J. van der Gaag( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Testing for IIA with the Hausman-McFadden Test by Wim P. M Vijverberg( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives assumption inherent in multinomial logit models is most frequently tested with a Hausman-McFadden test. As is confirmed by many findings in the literature, this test sometimes produces negative outcomes, in contradiction of its asymptotic x2 distribution. This problem is caused by the use of an improper variance matrix and may lead to an invalid statistical inference even when the test value is positive. With a correct specification of the variance, the sampling distribution for small samples is indeed close to a x2 distribution. -- multinomial logit ; IIA assumption ; Hausman-McFadden test
Public infrastructure as a determinant of intertemporal and interregional productive performance in china by Chu-Ping C. Vijverberg, Wim P. Vijverberg, Feng-Cheng Fu, Chu-Ping C. Vijverberg, Wim P. Vijverberg Feng-Cheng Fu( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Schooling, family background, and adoption : is it nature or is it nurture? by Erik Plug( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Schooling, family background, and adoption : does family income matter? by Erik Plug( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
One would expect that family income is an important positive factor in the school attainment of children. However, evidence on this relationship is often tainted by the lack of control for parental ability, since at least a portion of ability is transferred genetically to children. This paper considers empirical strategies that control for both observed and unobserved parental ability. In the end, family income still has a significant effect, which must therefore be causative. It implies that high-ability children in low-income families face binding credit constraints that society may wish to relieve
Do wages really compensate for risk aversion and skewness affection? by Joop Hartog( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Betit : a family that nests probit and logit by Wim P. M Vijverberg( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This paper proposes a dichotomous choice model that is based on a transformed beta (or "z") distribution. This model, called betit, nests both logit and probit and allows for various skewed and peaked disturbance densities. Because the shape of this density affects the estimated relation between the dichotomous choice variable and its determinants, the greater flexibility of the transformed beta distribution is useful in generating more accurate representations of this relationship. The paper considers asymptotic biases of the logit and probit models under conditions where betit should have been used. It also investigates small sample power and provides two examples of applications that illustrative of the capability of the betit model
Entrepreneurship selection and performance by Justin van der Sluis( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This meta-analytical review of empirical studies of the impact of schooling on entrepreneurship selection and performance in developing economies looks at variations in impact across specific characteristics of the studies. A marginal year of schooling in developing economies raises enterprise income by an average of 5.5 percent, which is close to the average return in industrial countries. The return varies, however, by gender, rural or urban residence, and the share of agriculture in the economy. Furthermore, more educated workers typically end up in wage employment and prefer nonfarm entrepreneurship to farming. The education effect that separates workers into self-employment and wage employment is stronger for women, possibly stronger in urban areas, and also stronger in the least developed economies, where agriculture is more dominant and literacy rates are lower
Job complexity and wages by Hans van Ophem( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Dutch and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Household Enterprises in Vietnam : Survival, Growth, and Living Standards by Jonathan Henry Haughton( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In Vietnam almost a quarter of adults worked in nonfarm household enterprises in 1998. Based on household panel data from the Vietnam Living Standards Surveys of 1993 and 1998, the authors find some evidence that operating an enterprise leads to greater affluence. The data show that nonfarm household enterprises are most likely to be operated by urban households, by those with moderately good education, and by the children of proprietors. The authors were able to construct a panel of nonfarm household enterprises; 39 percent of enterprises operating in 1993 were still in business in 1998. Those in the (more affluent) south of the country were less likely to survive, as were smaller and younger businesses. A pattern emerges from the data. In poor areas the lack of education, credit, and effective demand limits the development of nonfarm household enterprises. In rich areas there is the attraction of wage labor. Nonfarm household enterprises are thus most important in the period of transition, when agriculture is declining in importance but before the formal sector becomes established. The authors expect these enterprises to continue to play a modest supporting role in fostering economic growth in Vietnam
Heterogeneity of family and hired labor in agriculture : a test using farm-level data from India and Malaysia by Anil B Deolalikar( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Vijverberg, W. P. M. 1955-
Vijverberg, Wim 1955-
Vijverberg, Wim P. 1955-
Wim P. M. Vijverberg economist (City University of New York (CUNY))
Wim P. M. Vijverberg Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Tätig am Dep. of Economics, Univ. of Texas, Dallas, Tex. / Studium in Pittsburgh und Rotterdam; Prof. für Ökonomie und politische Ökonomie (Arbeitsmarktpolitik, Ökonometrie); tätig an der Illinois State Univ., Normal, ...)
English (102)
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