Documents & Reports

Search / Browse Documents


  

REFINE BY:

Specific Document Date Range

See More +
See More +
See More +
  • Showing 1 - 20 of 25 results
  • Display results in sets of
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
Download To Excel [x]
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while employers lament the lack of skills. A possible source of the mismatch in perceptions is that employers and educators have different understandings of the types of skills valued in the labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6853 MAY 01, 2014

Cunningham, Wendy; Villasenor, Paula

Measuring the economic gain of investing in girls : the girl effect dividend (English)

Although girls are approximately half the youth population in developing countries, they contribute less than their potential to the economy. The objective of this paper is to quantify the opportunity cost of girls' exclusion from productive employment with the hope that stark figures will lead policymakers to reconsider the current underinvestment in girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5753 AUG 01, 2011

Chaaban, Jad; Cunningham, Wendy

Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the clauses, realizing the potential (English)

Realizing the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean's youth is essential not only to their well being, but also to the long term well being of the whole region. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 62478 JUN 09, 2011

Verdu, Rodrigo Garcia; Tesliuc, Cornelia; McGinnis, Linda; Verner, Dorte; Cunningham, Wendy

Children and youth investments in the World Bank portfolio, 2000-2010 (English)

The World Bank's children and youth development portfolio grew five-fold over the past decade, from $949 million in fiscal year 2000 (FY00), defined as from July 1st 1999 to June 30th 2000, to over $4.8 billion in FY10, with a sharp increase during the post-crisis years, FY09 and FY10. ... See More +

Newsletter 80644 MAR 01, 2011

Lefebvre-Hoang, Ingrid; Cunningham, Wendy

Youth employment transitions in Latin America (English)

Using panel data from labor force surveys in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, the paper maps out young people's paths from the classroom to the work place during the 1980s through the early 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5521 JAN 01, 2011

Salvagno, Javier Bustos; Cunningham, Wendy

Active labor market programs for youth : a framework to guide youth employment interventions (English)

Youth are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults, even in economies with strong economic growth. This note is a tool to provide policymakers and youth-serving organizations with a framework to better diagnose short- to medium-run constraints facing the stock of unemployed youth and to design evidence based youth employment interventions. ... See More +

Brief 58601 NOV 01, 2010

Wuermli, Alice; Sanchez-Puerta, Maria Laura; Cunningham, Wendy

Investing in your country's children and youth today : good policy, smart economics (English)

This note argues that investing in Children and Youth (C&Y) is smart economics. Countries that produce a skilled, healthy, and productive workforce are better positioned in the global economy to achieve economic prosperity, political stability, and social well-being. ... See More +

Newsletter 80642 AUG 01, 2010

Hempel, Kevin; Cunningham, Wendy

Factors that predispose youth to risk in Mexico and Chile (English)

About half of Latin America’s youth are considered "at risk," meaning that they engage in or are at risk of engaging in risky behaviors that are detrimental to their own development and to the well-being of their societies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5333 JUN 01, 2010

Bagby, Emilie; Cunningham, Wendy

Stepping up skills for more jobs and higher productivity (English)

This report presents a framework - Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP), that provides a simple yet comprehensive way to look at skills development. ... See More +

Working Paper 55566 JUN 01, 2010

Banerji, Arup; Cunningham, Wendy; Fiszbein, Ariel; King, Elizabeth; Patrinos, Harry; Robalino, David; Tan, Jee-Peng;

Unpacking youth unemployment in Latin America (English)

High youth unemployment rates may be a signal of difficult labor market entry for youth or may reflect high churning. The European and United States literature finds the latter conclusion while the Latin American literature suggests the former. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5022 AUG 01, 2009

Cunningham, Wendy

Youth employment in Sierra Leone : sustainable livelihood opportunities in a post-conflict setting (English)

This study focuses on short- and medium-term solutions. It informs the government about the type of programs and policies that could improve the employability of young people, paying special attention to areas in which productivity can be rapidly improved. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 47609 FEB 27, 2009

Peeters, Pia; Cunningham, Wendy; Acharya, Gayatri; Adams, Arvil Van;

Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the causes, realizing the potential (English)

Realizing the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean's (LAC) youth is essential not only to their well-being, but also to the long-term welfare of the whole region. ... See More +

Publication 44823 MAY 30, 2008

Cunningham, Wendy; McGinnis, Linda; Verdu, Rodrigo García; Tesliuc, Cornelia; and Verner, Dorte;

Earnings inequality within and across gender, racial, and ethnic groups in four Latin American Countries (English)

Latin American countries are generally characterized as displaying high income and earnings inequality overall along with high inequality by gender, race, and ethnicity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4591 APR 01, 2008

Jacobsen, Joyce P.; Cunningham, Wendy

Supporting youth at risk : a policy Toolkit for middle income countries (English)

The World Bank has produced this policy Toolkit in response to a growing demand from our government clients and partners for advice on how to create and implement effective policies for at-risk youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 43705 JAN 01, 2008

Naudeau, Sophie; Cunningham, Wendy; McGinnis, Linda; Cohan, Lorena M. Arabic

Supporting youth at risk : a policy Toolkit for middle income countries (Arabic)

The World Bank has produced this policy Toolkit in response to a growing demand from our government clients and partners for advice on how to create and implement effective policies for at-risk youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 43705 JAN 01, 2008

Naudeau, Sophie; Cunningham, Wendy; McGinnis, Linda; Cohan, Lorena M. English

Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the clauses, realizing the potential : Juventud en riesgo en America Latina y el Caribe : entendiendo las causas, realizando su potencial (Spanish)

Realizing the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean's youth is essential not only to their well being, but also to the long term well being of the whole region. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 62478 JAN 01, 2008

Verdu, Rodrigo Garcia; Tesliuc, Cornelia; McGinnis, Linda; Verner, Dorte; Cunningham, Wendy English

Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America : an application of cluster analysis (English)

A new literature on the nature of and policies for youth in Latin America is emerging, but there is still very little known about who are the most vulnerable young people. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4377 OCT 01, 2007

Cunningham, Wendy; Bagby, Emilie

Youth well-being in Brazil : an index for cross-regional comparisons (English)

This study constructs three indices to measure how well Brazil's young people are surviving their transition to adulthood. Youth development is difficult to quantify because of the multi-dimensionality of youth behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4189 APR 01, 2007

Leon, Joana Severo; Borges, Vicente Cassepp; Cunningham, Wendy; Dell'Aglio, Debora; Koller, Silvia

Minimum wages and social policy : lessons from developing countries (English)

This report examines how minimum wages affect the income poverty of workers, their households, and the state. It does not question whether or not the minimum wage is a good policy: instead, it focuses on the tradeoffs in setting the minimum wage level. ... See More +

Publication 40526 JAN 01, 2007

Cunningham, Wendy

Do minimum wages in Latin America and the Caribbean matter ? Evidence from 19 countries (English)

Despite the existence of minimum wage legislation in most Latin American countries, there is little empirical evidence demonstrating its impact on the distribution of wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3870 MAR 01, 2006

Kristensen, Nicolai; Cunningham, Wendy

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6853 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the economic gain of investing in girls : the girl effect dividend (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2011 WPS5753 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the clauses, realizing the potential (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2011 62478 Other Social Protection Study
Children and youth investments in the World Bank portfolio, 2000-2010 (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2011 80644 Newsletter
Youth employment transitions in Latin America (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 WPS5521 Policy Research Working Paper
Active labor market programs for youth : a framework to guide youth employment interventions (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2010 58601 Brief
Investing in your country's children and youth today : good policy, smart economics (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2010 80642 Newsletter
Factors that predispose youth to risk in Mexico and Chile (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 WPS5333 Policy Research Working Paper
Stepping up skills for more jobs and higher productivity (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 55566 Working Paper
Unpacking youth unemployment in Latin America (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2009 WPS5022 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth employment in Sierra Leone : sustainable livelihood opportunities in a post-conflict setting (English)
See More +
FEB 27, 2009 47609 Other Social Protection Study
Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the causes, realizing the potential (English)
See More +
MAY 30, 2008 44823 Publication
Earnings inequality within and across gender, racial, and ethnic groups in four Latin American Countries (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2008 WPS4591 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting youth at risk : a policy Toolkit for middle income countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 43705 Working Paper Arabic
Supporting youth at risk : a policy Toolkit for middle income countries (Arabic)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 43705 Working Paper English
Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean : understanding the clauses, realizing the potential : Juventud en riesgo en America Latina y el Caribe : entendiendo las causas, realizando su potencial (Spanish)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 62478 Other Social Protection Study English
Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America : an application of cluster analysis (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2007 WPS4377 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth well-being in Brazil : an index for cross-regional comparisons (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2007 WPS4189 Policy Research Working Paper
Minimum wages and social policy : lessons from developing countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 40526 Publication
Do minimum wages in Latin America and the Caribbean matter ? Evidence from 19 countries (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2006 WPS3870 Policy Research Working Paper