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How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.

Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)

Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 88895 JUN 17, 2014

Bodewig, Christian; Badiani-Magnusson, Reena; Macdonald, Kevin; Newhouse, David; Rutkowski, Jan

Pakistan poverty trends, scenarios and drivers (English)

This policy paper examines recent poverty trends in Pakistan. Official statistics continue to indicate strong poverty reduction through 2010-11, thanks in large part to policies and investments that boosted productivity in the non-agricultural sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 91701 JUN 05, 2014

Lopez-Calix, Jose; Mejia, Carolina; Newhouse, David; Sobrado, Carlos

Cohort size and youth employment outcomes (English)

This paper utilizes a cross-country panel of 83 developing countries to examine how changes in cohort size are correlated with subsequent employment outcomes for workers at different ages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6848 APR 01, 2014

Newhouse, David; Wolff, Claudia

Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)

This document seeks to examine how the Great Recession affected labor markets in developing countries and how governments responded. The recession that began with the collapse of housing markets in the United States and Europe in late 2008 hit the labor markets particularly hard. ... See More +

Publication 82725 NOV 15, 2013

Banerji, Arup; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella; Robalino, David [editors]

Youth employment : a human development agenda for the next decade (English)

This paper reviews the main challenges facing countries in attempting to improve labor market outcomes among youth, focusing on the issues that became starkly visible during the recent financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83925 JUN 01, 2013

Robalino, David; Margolis, David; Rother, Friederike; Newhouse, David; Lundberg, Mattias

Job growth in developing countries slows amid declining growth (English)

Employment outcomes in developing countries began showing signs of strain in the second half of 2012, after a year of gradual progress. Figure 1 shows median growth rates for output, employment, and real wages as well as the median unemployment rate for 20 middle-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 86949 JUN 01, 2013

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Newhouse, David; Phadera, Lokendra

Labor markets in developing countries remain resilient amidst declining growth (English)

Employment outcomes continued to improve in the second quarter of 2012 in a sample of 12 middle-income countries, despite weakening economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 76062 FEB 01, 2013

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Newhouse, David

The role of sectoral growth patterns in labor market development (English)

This paper investigates the relationship between sectoral growth patterns and employment outcomes. A broad cross-country analysis reveals that in middle-income countries, employment responds more to growth in less productive and more labor-intensive sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6250 OCT 01, 2012

Arias-Vazquez , Francisco Javier; Newhouse, David; Lee, Jean N.

Labor markets in developing countries resilient in the face of slowing growth (English)

Employment outcomes continued to improve in the second quarter of 2012 in a sample of 12 middle-income countries, despite weakening economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 76061 OCT 01, 2012

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Newhouse, David

Self-employment in the developing world (English)

This paper analyzes heterogeneity among the self-employed in 74 developing countries, representing two-thirds of the population of the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6201 SEP 01, 2012

Newhouse, David; Gindling, T. H.

Employment in developing countries continues to gradually recover (English)

In a sample of middle-income countries, employment growth continued its steady recovery despite moderate output growth. Labor markets in Europe and Central Asia have continued their steady recovery from the 2009 financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 76060 JUL 01, 2012

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Newhouse, David

Severance pay compliance in Indonesia (English)

This paper contributes new evidence from two large household surveys on the compliance of firms with severance pay regulations in Indonesia, and the extent to which changes in severance pay regulations could affect employment rigidity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5933 JAN 01, 2012

Vroman, Wayne; Newhouse, David; Brusentsev, Vera

The slow and steady recovery continues, with encouraging signs in developing countries in Eastern Europe (English)

Labor markets in a selected sample of 10 middle income countries continued their prolonged and gradual recovery in the third quarter of 2011. These encouraging signs have yet to translate into improvements in median employment and wage growth, which remain sluggish. ... See More +

Brief 76057 JAN 01, 2012

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Newhouse, David

Uneven recovery from the global crisis in developing country labor markets (English)

Labor market recovery from the financial crisis remains sluggish in parts of the developing world, with employment and earnings growth far below their pre-crisis rates. ... See More +

Brief 76056 OCT 01, 2011

Arias-Vazquez, Javier; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Madrigal, Lucia; Newhouse, David

Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (English)

This paper reviews evidence from 44 middle-income countries on how the recent financial crisis affected jobs and workers' incomes. In addition to providing a rare assessment of the magnitude of the impact across several middle-income countries, the paper describes how labor markets adjusted and how the adjustments varied for different types of countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5791 SEP 01, 2011

Paci, Pierella; Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David

The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms?; are the poverty effects of trade policies invisible? ... See More +

Publication 80517 JUN 01, 2011

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Verma, Monika; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt; Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym; Yilmazkuday, Hakan; Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel; Mont, Daniel; Cuong, Nguyen Viet

The value of vocational education : high school type and labor market outcomes in Indonesia (English)

This paper examines the relationship between the types of senior high school attended by Indonesian youth and their subsequent labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 81269 MAY 18, 2011

Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel

How did the great recession affect different types of workers ? evidence from 17 middle-income countries (English)

This paper examines how different types of workers in 17 middle-income countries were affected by labor market retrenchment during the great recession. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5636 APR 01, 2011

Cho, Yoonyoung; Newhouse, David

Indonesia jobs report : towards better jobs and security for all (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

Indonesia has enjoyed a demographic dividend over the last forty years. The working population has been growing faster than the population of non-working dependents. ... See More +

Working Paper 56348 JUN 01, 2010

Newhouse, David; Alatas, Vivi Bahasa (Indonesian)

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How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6961 Policy Research Working Paper
Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88895 Publication
Pakistan poverty trends, scenarios and drivers (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 91701 Working Paper
Cohort size and youth employment outcomes (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6848 Policy Research Working Paper
Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)
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NOV 15, 2013 82725 Publication
Youth employment : a human development agenda for the next decade (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 83925 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Job growth in developing countries slows amid declining growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 86949 Brief
Labor markets in developing countries remain resilient amidst declining growth (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 76062 Brief
The role of sectoral growth patterns in labor market development (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6250 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor markets in developing countries resilient in the face of slowing growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 76061 Brief
Self-employment in the developing world (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6201 Policy Research Working Paper
Employment in developing countries continues to gradually recover (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 76060 Brief
Severance pay compliance in Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5933 Policy Research Working Paper
The slow and steady recovery continues, with encouraging signs in developing countries in Eastern Europe (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 76057 Brief
Uneven recovery from the global crisis in developing country labor markets (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 76056 Brief
Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5791 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 80517 Publication
The value of vocational education : high school type and labor market outcomes in Indonesia (English)
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MAY 18, 2011 81269 Journal Article
How did the great recession affect different types of workers ? evidence from 17 middle-income countries (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5636 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia jobs report : towards better jobs and security for all (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56348 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)