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Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)

This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8228 OCT 30, 2017

Akogun,Oladele B; Dillon,Andrew S.; Friedman,Jed; Prasann,Ashesh; Serneels,Pieter Maria Disclosed

Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? (English)

Returns to education remain an important parameter of interest in economic analysis. A large literature estimates returns to education in the labor market, often carefully addressing issues such as selection, into wage employment and in terms of completed schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7747 JUL 18, 2016

Serneels,Pieter Maria; Beegle,Kathleen G.; Dillon,Andrew S. Disclosed

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)

The Ministry of Health, Ghana, is engaged in developing new Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy (2001-15); one that tries to draw on some of the evidence pertaining to the dynamics of the health labor market. ... See More +

Working Paper 66119 NOV 01, 2011

Lievens, Tomas; Serneels, Pieter; Garabino, Sabine; Quartey, Peter; Appiah, Ebeneezer; Herbst, Christopher H.; Lemiere, Christophe; Soucat, Agnes; Rose, Laura; Saleh, Karima Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: what constrains Africa's exports?; does the internet reduce corruption? evidence from United States and across countries; do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? ... See More +

Publication 80518 OCT 01, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia; Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa; de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Chavis, Larry W.; Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario; Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi Disclosed

Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? : results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

Labor market statistics are critical for assessing and understanding economic development. However, widespread variation exists in how labor statistics are collected in household surveys. ... See More +

Journal Article 81275 JUN 14, 2011

Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Explaining variation in child labor statistics (English)

Child labor statistics are critical for assessing the extent and nature of child labor activities in developing countries. In practice, widespread variation exists in how child labor is measured. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5414 SEP 01, 2010

Dillon, Andrew; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Discovering the real world : health workers' career choices and early work experience in Ethiopia (English)

The Ethiopian health sector faces a number of challenges related to human resources, including geographical imbalances in the distribution of health workers, problems with job satisfaction, and a high willingness to migrate abroad. ... See More +

Publication 55545 JUN 24, 2010

Serra, Danila; Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus; Montalvo, Jose G.; Disclosed

Diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda : where, why, and for how much? (English)

The Government of Rwanda has identified human resources for health as one of its Policy priorities. This study aims to contribute to building a better understanding of health worker choice and behavior, and to improve evidence based policies. ... See More +

Publication 54442 APR 14, 2010

Lievens, Tomas; Serneels, Pieter; Butera, J. Damascene; Soucat, Agnes Disclosed

Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked ? results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

Labor market statistics are critical for assessing and understanding economic development. In practice, widespread variation exists in how labor statistics are measured in household surveys in low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5192 JAN 01, 2010

Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Where, why, and for how much : diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda (English)

With health outcomes amongst the worst in the world, the Government of Rwanda has identified human resources for health as one of its policy priorities. ... See More +

Working Paper 53092 DEC 01, 2008

Lievens, Tomas; Serneels, Pieter; Butera, Damas Disclosed

Institutions for health care delivery : a formal exploration of what matters to health workers (English)

Most developing countries face important challenges regarding the quality of health care that is provided. While there is a growing consensus that health workers play an important role, there is no framework to analyze their role. ... See More +

Working Paper 53120 SEP 01, 2008

Serneels, Pieter; Lievens, Tomas Disclosed

Discovering the real world : how health workers' early work experience affects their career preferences - findings from the second wave of a cohort study of young Ethiopian doctors and nurses (English)

The Ethiopian health sector faces a number of challenges related to human resources, like geographical imbalances, problem with job satisfaction and a high willingness to migrate abroad. ... See More +

Working Paper 53125 JUN 01, 2008

Serra, Danila; Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus Disclosed

Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (English)

This paper analyzes how the employment/productivity profile of growth and its sectoral pattern are correlated with poverty reduction. The authors use a sample of 104 short-run growth spells in developing countries, between 1980 and 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4432 DEC 01, 2007

Gutierrez, Catalina; Orecchia, Carlo; Paci, Pierella; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)

Geographical imbalances in the health workforce have been a consistent feature of nearly all health systems, and especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 53128 AUG 01, 2007

Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus; Garcia-Montalvo, Jose; Barr, Abigail Disclosed

Synthesis of focus group discussions with health workers in Rwanda (English)

This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative study on health workers' performance and career in Rwanda. The study was commissioned by the ministry of health, and carried out by Tomas Lievens (University of Nottingham) and Pieter Serneels (Oxford University). ... See More +

Working Paper 53121 MAY 01, 2006

Lievens, Tomas; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)

Geographical imbalances in the health workforce have been a consistent feature of nearly all health systems, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3686 AUG 01, 2005

Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus; Garcia-Montalvo, Jose; Barr, Abigail Disclosed

The performance of health workers in Ethiopia - results from qualitative research (English)

Insufficient attention has been paid to understanding what determines the performance of health workers and how they make labor market choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3558 APR 01, 2005

Lindelow, Magnus; Serneels, Pieter; Lemma, Teigist Disclosed

To serve the community or oneself - the public servant's dilemma (English)

Embezzlement of resources is hampering public service delivery throughout the developing world. Research on this issue is hindered by problems of measurement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3187 JAN 15, 2004

Barr, Abigail; Lindelow, Magnus; Serneels, Pieter;

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Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8228 Policy Research Working Paper
Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7747 Policy Research Working Paper
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Policy Research Working Paper
Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 66119 Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 80518 Publication
Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? : results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 14, 2011 81275 Journal Article
Explaining variation in child labor statistics (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5414 Policy Research Working Paper
Discovering the real world : health workers' career choices and early work experience in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 24, 2010 55545 Publication
Diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda : where, why, and for how much? (English)
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APR 14, 2010 54442 Publication
Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked ? results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5192 Policy Research Working Paper
Where, why, and for how much : diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 53092 Working Paper
Institutions for health care delivery : a formal exploration of what matters to health workers (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 53120 Working Paper
Discovering the real world : how health workers' early work experience affects their career preferences - findings from the second wave of a cohort study of young Ethiopian doctors and nurses (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 53125 Working Paper
Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4432 Policy Research Working Paper
For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 53128 Working Paper
Synthesis of focus group discussions with health workers in Rwanda (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 53121 Working Paper
For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3686 Policy Research Working Paper
The performance of health workers in Ethiopia - results from qualitative research (English)
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APR 01, 2005 WPS3558 Policy Research Working Paper
To serve the community or oneself - the public servant's dilemma (English)
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JAN 15, 2004 WPS3187 Policy Research Working Paper