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Jobs for shared prosperity : time for action in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Jobs are crucial for individual well-being. They provide a livelihood and, equally important, a sense of dignity. They are also crucial for collective well-being and economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 77229 APR 25, 2013

Urdinola, Diego Angel; Morgandi, Matteo; Schiffbauer, Mar; Brodmann, Stefanie; Lorenzo, Elizabeth Mata; Marotta, Daniela; Grun, Rebekka; Moreno, Juan Manuel; Gatti, Roberta

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)

This overview first describes the magnitude of the informality phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region vis-a-vis other regions of the world and, to the extent possible, its evolution over time and macroeconomic determinants. ... See More +

Working Paper 67590 SEP 01, 2011

Silva, Joana; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Bodor, Andras; Gatti, Roberta

Labor mobility in the Middle East and North Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)

Increased labor mobility bears large potential benefits for human development and poverty reduction through various channels including more competitive global labor markets and increased efficiency in the matching of skills supply and demand. ... See More +

Brief 59406 SEP 01, 2010

Brodmann, Stefanie; Pouget, Yann; Gatti, Roberta

Investing for the old age : pensions, children and savings (English)

In the last century most countries have experienced both an increase in pension spending and a decline in fertility. The authors argue that the interplay of pension generosity and development of capital markets is crucial to understand fertility decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47101 DEC 01, 2008

Galasso, Vincenzo; Profeta, Paola; Gatti, Roberta

The consequences of child labor : evidence from longitudinal data in rural Tanzania (English)

This paper exploits a unique longitudinal data set from Tanzania to examine the consequences of child labor on education, employment choices, and marital status over a 10-year horizon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4677 JUL 01, 2008

Beegle, Kathleen; Krutikova, Sofya; Dehejia, Rajeev H.; Gatti, Roberta

Informality among formal firms : firm-level, cross-country evidence on tax compliance and access to credit (English)

The authors use firm-level, cross-county data from Investment Climate surveys in 49 developing countries to investigate an important channel through which informality can affect productivity: access to credit and external finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4476 JAN 01, 2008

Honorati, Maddalena; Gatti, Roberta

Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms (English)

Although it is widely accepted that financial development is associated with higher growth, the evidence on the channels through which credit affects growth on the micro-level is scant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3921 MAY 01, 2006

Love, Inessa; Gatti, Roberta

Why should we care about child labor? The education, labor market, and health consequences of child labor (English)

Although there is extensive literature on the determinants of child labor and many initiatives aimed at combating it, there is limited evidence on the consequences of child labor on socioeconomic outcomes such as education, wages, and health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3479 JAN 01, 2005

Beegle, Kathleen; Dehejia, Rajeev; Gatti, Roberta

Individual attitudes toward corruption: do social effects matter? (English)

Using individual-level data for 35 countries, the authors investigate the microeconomic determinants of attitudes toward corruption. They find women, employed, less wealthy, and older individuals to be more averse to corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3122 AUG 01, 2003

Roberta Gatti; Stefano Paternostro; Jamele Rigolini

Child labor, income shocks, and access to credit (English)

Although a growing theoretical literature points to credit constraints as an important source of inefficiently high child labor, little work has been done to assess its empirical relevance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3075 MAY 30, 2003

Beegle, Kathleen; Gatti, Roberta; Dehejia, Rajeev H.

Child labor : the role of income variability and access to credit in a cross-section of countries (English)

Even though access to credit is central to child labor theoretically, little work has been done to assess its importance empirically. Dehejia and Gatti examine the link between access to credit and child labor at a cross-country level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2767 JAN 31, 2002

Dehejia, Rajeev H.; Gatti, Roberta

Family altruism and incentives (English)

The author builds on the altruistic model of the family, to explore the strategic interaction between altruistic parents, and selfish children, when children's efforts are endogenous. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2505 DEC 31, 2000

Gatti, Roberta

Decentralization and corruption - evidence across countries (English)

The relationship between decentralization of government activities and the extent of rent extraction by private parties is an important element in the recent debate on institutional design. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2290 FEB 29, 2000

Fisman, Raymond; Gatti, Roberta

Corruption and trade tariffs, or a case for uniform tariffs (English)

By explicitly accounting for the interaction between importers and corrupt customs officials, the author argues that setting trade tariff rates at a uniform level, limits public official's ability to extract bribes from importers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2216 NOV 30, 1999

Gatti, Roberta

Are women really the "fairer" sex : corruption and women in government (English)

Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20776 OCT 31, 1999

Fisman, Raymond; Dollar, David; Gatti, Roberta

Decentralization and corruption: evidence across countries? (English)

The relationship between decentralization of government activities and the extent of rent extraction by private parties is an important element in the recent debate on institutional design. ... See More +

Working Paper 28202 OCT 01, 1999

Fisman, Raymond; Gatti, Roberta

Gender inequality, income, and growth : are good times good for women ? (English)

The relative status of women is poor in the developing world, compared to developed countries. Increases in per capita income lead to improvements in different measures of gender equality, suggesting that there may be market failures hindering investment in girls in developing countries, and that these are typically overcome as development proceeds. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20771 MAY 31, 1999

Dollar, David; Gatti, Roberta

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Jobs for shared prosperity : time for action in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 25, 2013 77229 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 67590 Working Paper
Labor mobility in the Middle East and North Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59406 Brief
Investing for the old age : pensions, children and savings (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47101 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The consequences of child labor : evidence from longitudinal data in rural Tanzania (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 WPS4677 Policy Research Working Paper
Informality among formal firms : firm-level, cross-country evidence on tax compliance and access to credit (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4476 Policy Research Working Paper
Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3921 Policy Research Working Paper
Why should we care about child labor? The education, labor market, and health consequences of child labor (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3479 Policy Research Working Paper
Individual attitudes toward corruption: do social effects matter? (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 WPS3122 Policy Research Working Paper
Child labor, income shocks, and access to credit (English)
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MAY 30, 2003 WPS3075 Policy Research Working Paper
Child labor : the role of income variability and access to credit in a cross-section of countries (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 WPS2767 Policy Research Working Paper
Family altruism and incentives (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 WPS2505 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralization and corruption - evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 29, 2000 WPS2290 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption and trade tariffs, or a case for uniform tariffs (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2216 Policy Research Working Paper
Are women really the "fairer" sex : corruption and women in government (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 20776 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Decentralization and corruption: evidence across countries? (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 1999 28202 Working Paper
Gender inequality, income, and growth : are good times good for women ? (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1999 20771 Working Paper (Numbered Series)