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The Impact of Minimum Wage Hikes on Employment and Wages in Cambodia (English)

Using an event-study framework, this paper examines the impact of four minimum wage hikes between 2008 and 2015 on the Cambodian labor market. The analysis finds that, except for immediate adjustments around the time of the hikes, the minimum wage hikes did not affect participation rates in the affected sector -- garments and footwear -- or the unaffected sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8839 MAY 02, 2019

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Migration and Remittances : The Impacts of a Government Intermediated International Migration Program (English)

This report evaluates the impacts of a government intermediated temporary international migration program on the migrants and their families. In 2012, governments of Malaysia and Bangladesh initiated a government intermediated worker recruitment scheme for Bangladeshi men to migrate for work in the palm-oil sector of Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 139686 JAN 01, 2019

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Mobarak,Ahmed Mushfiq Disclosed

Harnessing International Migration for Bangladesh : Lessons from an Impact Evaluation of a Government Intermediated Migration Program (English)

Each year, well-over half a million Bangladeshis engage in temporary international migration for low-skilled jobs. Yet, migrants from Bangladesh are paying some of the highest costs to migrate in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 139683 JAN 01, 2019

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Mobarak,Ahmed Mushfiq Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (Khmer)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo English Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 3) : Technical Report (English)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 2) : Main Report (Khmer)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo English Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 2) : Main Report (English)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Khmer Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (English)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Sanchez,Miguel; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Khmer Disclosed

The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)

This paper studies the impact of migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal. Between 2001 and 2011, the share of male working age population abroad more than doubled, mostly due to young men leaving to work in Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8232 NOV 01, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Push and pull : a study of international migration from Nepal (English)

This paper studies migration choices in the presence of liquidity constraints and varying costs of migration. This paper presents a simple theoretical framework that analyzes migration response to both push and pull factors in such settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7965 FEB 08, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)

This paper studies how potential work migrants infer mortality rates from incidents of migrant deaths. In the context of migrant workers from Nepal to Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries, the study finds that the death of a migrant from a district lowers migration outflows in subsequent months. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7946 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)

Do potential migrants have accurate information about the risks and returns of migrating abroad? And, given the information they have, what is their revealed willingness to trade risks for higher earnings? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7945 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

More and better jobs in South Asia (English)

This book is divided into seven chapters. Chapter one is an overview. Chapter two reviews South Asia's recent track record with regard to the quantity and quality of job creation. ... See More +

Publication 66229 DEC 20, 2011

Nayar, Reema; Gottret, Pablo; Mitra, Pradeep; Betcherman, Gordon; Lee, Yue Man; Santos, Indhira; Dahal, Mahesh; Shrestha, Maheshwor Disclosed

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Hikes on Employment and Wages in Cambodia (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 WPS8839 Policy Research Working Paper
Migration and Remittances : The Impacts of a Government Intermediated International Migration Program (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139686 Working Paper
Harnessing International Migration for Bangladesh : Lessons from an Impact Evaluation of a Government Intermediated Migration Program (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139683 Working Paper
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (Khmer)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper English
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 3) : Technical Report (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 2) : Main Report (Khmer)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper English
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow (Vol. 2) : Main Report (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper Khmer
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper Khmer
The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 WPS8232 Policy Research Working Paper
Push and pull : a study of international migration from Nepal (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 WPS7965 Policy Research Working Paper
Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7946 Policy Research Working Paper
Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7945 Policy Research Working Paper
More and better jobs in South Asia (English)
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DEC 20, 2011 66229 Publication