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Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries? (English)

Labor market regulation is a high-profile, and often contentious, area of public policy. Although these regulations have been studied most extensively in developed countries, there is a growing body of literature on their effects in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 112607 FEB 01, 2015

Betcherman,Gordon Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 30 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113058 FEB 01, 2015

Jimenez,Emmanuel Y.; Li,Yue; Rama,Martin G.; Duranton,Gilles; Javorcik,Beata; Wietzke,Frank-Borge; Betcherman,Gordon Disclosed

Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)

Labor market regulation is a high-profile, and often contentious, area of public policy. Although these regulations have been studied most extensively in developed countries, there is a growing body of literature on their effects in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6819 MAR 01, 2014

Betcherman, Gordon Disclosed

Labor market institutions : a review of the literature (English)

This paper reviews the findings of more than 150 studies on the impacts of four types of labor market institutions: minimum wages, employment protection regulation, unions and collective bargaining, and mandated benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6276 NOV 01, 2012

Betcherman, Gordon 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

Croatia - Agricultural Pollution Control Project (English)

The objective of the Croatia Agricultural Pollution Control Project is to significantly increase the use of environmentally friendly agricultural practices by farmers in Croatia's Danube River Basin in order to reduce nutrient discharge from agricultural sources to surface and ground water bodies. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 41212 NOV 13, 2007

Betcherman, Gordon; Godfrey, Martin; Puerto, Susana; Rother, Friederike; Stavreska, Antoneta Disclosed

A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory : Inventaire mondial des interventions d'appui a l'emploi des jeunes : rapport de synthese (French)

This Youth Employment Inventory (YEI) is based on available documentation of current and past programs and includes evidence from 289 studies of interventions from 84 countries in all regions of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41412 OCT 01, 2007

Betcherman, Gordon; Godfrey, Martin; Puerto, Susana; Rother, Friederike; Stavreska, Antoneta English, Spanish Disclosed

A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory : Inventario mundial de intervenciones para apoyar el empleo juvenile : informe de sintesis (Spanish)

This Youth Employment Inventory (YEI) is based on available documentation of current and past programs and includes evidence from 289 studies of interventions from 84 countries in all regions of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41412 OCT 01, 2007

Betcherman, Gordon; Godfrey, Martin; Puerto, Susana; Rother, Friederike; Stavreska, Antoneta English, French Disclosed

A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory (English)

This Youth Employment Inventory (YEI) is based on available documentation of current and past programs and includes evidence from 289 studies of interventions from 84 countries in all regions of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41412 OCT 01, 2007

Betcherman, Gordon; Godfrey, Martin; Puerto, Susana; Rother, Friederike; Stavreska, Antoneta French, Spanish

Global inventory of interventions to support young workers : synthesis report (English)

This Youth Employment Inventory (YEI) is based on available documentation of current and past programs and includes evidence from 289 interventions from 84 countries in all regions of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 40601 JUL 01, 2007

Betcherman, Gordon; Godfrey, Martin; Puerto, Susana; Rother, Friederike; Stavreska, Antoneta Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (2) (English)

Barriers to banking, by Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Finance and opportunity, by Ross Levine and Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Risk taking by banks in transition countries by Paul Wachtel and Rainer Haselmann. ... See More +

Newsletter 41830 JUN 01, 2007

Demirguc Kunt, Asli; Levine, Ross; Wachtel, Paul; Haselmann, Rainer; Cull, Robert; Soledad, Maria; Hagmayr, Bettina; Haiss, Peter; Karas, Alexei; Pyle, William; Schoors, Koen; Dabla_Norris, Era; Floerkemeier, Holger; Billmeier, Andreas; Ding, Shuang; Torre, Augusto de la; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Goriaev, Alexei; Fungacova, Zuzana; Zelenyuk, Valentin; Keefer, Philip; Ju, Jiandong; Wei, Shang_Jin; Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Sanfey, Peter; Steves, Franklin; Teksoz, Utku; Gurvich, Yevsei; Moore, David; Vamvakidis, Athanasios Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (2) (Russian)

Barriers to banking, by Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Finance and opportunity, by Ross Levine and Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Risk taking by banks in transition countries by Paul Wachtel and Rainer Haselmann. ... See More +

Newsletter 41830 JUN 01, 2007

Demirguc Kunt, Asli; Levine, Ross; Wachtel, Paul; Haselmann, Rainer; Cull, Robert; Soledad, Maria; Hagmayr, Bettina; Haiss, Peter; Karas, Alexei; Pyle, William; Schoors, Koen; Dabla_Norris, Era; Floerkemeier, Holger; Billmeier, Andreas; Ding, Shuang; Torre, Augusto de la; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Goriaev, Alexei; Fungacova, Zuzana; Zelenyuk, Valentin; Keefer, Philip; Ju, Jiandong; Wei, Shang_Jin; Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Sanfey, Peter; Steves, Franklin; Teksoz, Utku; Gurvich, Yevsei; Moore, David; Vamvakidis, Athanasios English Disclosed

From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

This report focuses on the challenges that the region's aging countries will now face in having to deal with multiple transitions. It argues that their task ahead, though uniquely daunting, is by no means impossible. ... See More +

Publication 40532 JAN 01, 2007

Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup Disclosed

From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - overview (English)

This is the overview of the publication (See report 40532). This report focuses on the challenges that the region's aging countries will now face in having to deal with multiple transitions. ... See More +

Publication 40896 JAN 01, 2007

Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Bakilana, Anne M.; Feher, Csaba; Mertaugh, Michael; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Schwartz, Anita M.; Sondergaard, Lars Disclosed

The limited job prospects of displaced workers : evidence from two cities in China (English)

The economic restructuring in China over the past decade has resulted in displacement of millions of workers who had been employed in the state sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37889 OCT 01, 2006

Betcherman, Gordon; Blunch, Niels-Hugo Disclosed

Child labor, education, and children's rights (English)

Child labor is widespread, and bad for development, both that of the individual child, and of the society and economy in which she, or he lives. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30161 JUL 01, 2004

Betcherman, Gordon; Fares, Jean; Luinstra, Amy; Prouty, Robert;

Impacts of active labor market programs : new evidence from evaluations with particular attention to developing and transition countries (English)

In this paper, the authors provide an overview of the recent international experience with active labor market programs (ALMPs). Basing the evidence on the growing body of program evaluations, it focuses on the impacts of ALMPs on the subsequent employment and earnings of participants. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29142 JAN 01, 2004

Betcherman, Gordon; Olivas, Karina; Dar, Amit

The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (Russian)

This report suggests measures to help Russia develop a formal, competitive labor market over the medium term. The study addresses four major questions: (1) How well has Russia been able to redress the misallocation of labor inherited from its socialist past? ... See More +

Publication 29018 JAN 01, 2003

Rashid, Mansoora; Andrews, Emily; Betcherman, Gordon; Broadman, Harry; Earle, John; Kuddo, Arvo; Rescanitini, Francesca; Sabirianova, Natalia; Zotova, Elena; Tchetvernina, Tatyana English

The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (English)

This report suggests measures to help Russia develop a formal, competitive labor market over the medium term. The study addresses four major questions: (1) How well has Russia been able to redress the misallocation of labor inherited from its socialist past? ... See More +

Publication 29018 JAN 01, 2003

Rashid, Mansoora; Andrews, Emily; Betcherman, Gordon; Broadman, Harry; Earle, John; Kuddo, Arvo; Rescanitini, Francesca; Sabirianova, Natalia; Zotova, Elena; Tchetvernina, Tatyana Russian

Employment regulation : Rules for hiring and termination : Reglamentos de proteccion del empleo : Normas para la contratacion y terminacion de la relacion de trabajo (Spanish)

Employment protection - the set of rules governing hiring and terminating employees - is a key feature of any country's labor market. What types of contracts will be permitted between employers and employees? ... See More +

Brief 30130 DEC 01, 2002

Betcherman, Gordon; Whitehead, Tim [editor] English, French

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Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 112607 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 30 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 113058 Publication
Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6819 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market institutions : a review of the literature (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6276 Policy Research Working Paper
More and better jobs in South Asia (English)
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DEC 20, 2011 66229 Publication
Croatia - Agricultural Pollution Control Project (English)
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NOV 13, 2007 41212 Project Appraisal Document
A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory : Inventaire mondial des interventions d'appui a l'emploi des jeunes : rapport de synthese (French)
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OCT 01, 2007 41412 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Spanish
A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory : Inventario mundial de intervenciones para apoyar el empleo juvenile : informe de sintesis (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2007 41412 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, French
A review of interventions to support young workers : findings of the youth employment inventory (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41412 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French, Spanish
Global inventory of interventions to support young workers : synthesis report (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 40601 Working Paper
Beyond Transition 18 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 41830 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (2) (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2007 41830 Newsletter English
From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40532 Publication
From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40896 Publication
The limited job prospects of displaced workers : evidence from two cities in China (English)
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OCT 01, 2006 37889 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Child labor, education, and children's rights (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2004 30161 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impacts of active labor market programs : new evidence from evaluations with particular attention to developing and transition countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2004 29142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (Russian)
See More +
JAN 01, 2003 29018 Publication English
The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2003 29018 Publication Russian
Employment regulation : Rules for hiring and termination : Reglamentos de proteccion del empleo : Normas para la contratacion y terminacion de la relacion de trabajo (Spanish)
See More +
DEC 01, 2002 30130 Brief English, French