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Towards Safer and More Productive Migration for South Asia (English)

International migration for temporary employment is a critical component of South Asia’s development path, from both the jobs and remittance flows perspectives. ... See More +

Report 147272 MAR 31, 2020

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Lakatos,Csilla; Liaqat,Sundas; Khadka,Upasana; Wang,He; Sarwar,Sadia; Caron,Laura Kathryn; Yi,Soonhwa; Khan,Maryem; Bartl,Esther Maria Disclosed

The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (English)

After the tragic factory collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013, the direct reforms and indirect responses of retailers have both plausibly affected workers in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9065 NOV 20, 2019

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Cho,Yoonyoung; Heath,Rachel Disclosed

Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)

This paper explores the effects of a large minimum wage hike on firm exits from the formal economy, and its associated impacts on employment and informality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8749 FEB 15, 2019

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Acar,Aysenur; Makovec,Mattia Disclosed

The effect of immigration on natives' school achievement : does length of stay in the host country matter? (English)

Using a rich data set of primary school students, this paper estimates the effects of immigrant concentration in the classroom on the academic achievement of natives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8492 JUN 25, 2018

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves Disclosed

Female labor force participation in Pakistan : what do we know (English)

Pakistan's development road map "Vision 2025" sets an ambitious target of an increase in female labor force participation (FLFP) from its current level of 25 percent to 45 percent by 2025. ... See More +

Working Paper 127518 FEB 01, 2018

Amir,Saman; Kotikula,Aphichoke; Pande,Rohini P.; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Khadka,Upasana Disclosed

What Explains the Gender Gap Reversal in Educational Attainment ? (English)

The reversal of the gender gap in educational attainment is becoming a global phenomenon. Its drivers, however, are not well understood and remain largely untested empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8303 JAN 17, 2018

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Kanninen,Ohto Disclosed

Youth labor migration in Nepal (English)

This descriptive study investigates internal and external labor migration by Nepalese youth. External labor migration is separated into the flow to India, which is unregulated, and the flow to other countries, which typically takes the form of temporary contract migration to countries with bilateral labor agreements with Nepal (referred to in Nepal as foreign employment). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 124999 JAN 01, 2018

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Denisova,Anastasiya Disclosed

The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)

This study investigates the degree to which the association of height and earnings in Pakistan is independent of other cognitive and socioemotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8254 NOV 22, 2017

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Mete,Cem; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

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Towards Safer and More Productive Migration for South Asia (English)
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MAR 31, 2020 147272 Report
The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 20, 2019 WPS9065 Policy Research Working Paper
Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)
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FEB 15, 2019 WPS8749 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of immigration on natives' school achievement : does length of stay in the host country matter? (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8492 Policy Research Working Paper
Female labor force participation in Pakistan : what do we know (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 127518 Working Paper
What Explains the Gender Gap Reversal in Educational Attainment ? (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8303 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth labor migration in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124999 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8254 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper