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Employability and productivity among older workers : a policy framework and evidence from Latin America (English)

As Latin American and the Caribbean countries face rapid aging transitions, the economic contribution of older workers will need to be strengthened. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 63230 JUL 01, 2011

Murrugarra, Edmundo

Migration and poverty : toward better opportunities for the poor (English)

Migration has historically been a source of opportunities for people to improve their lives and those of their families. Today, the large differences in income between places-particularly countries-continue to motivate individuals to escape poverty through migration. ... See More +

Publication 58284 NOV 24, 2010

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Sasin, Marcin; Larrison, Jennica

Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The subjects of this migration research program are four countries in North Africa - Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. As it has for the broader Middle East and North Africa region, labor migration has played a central role in shaping these four countries’ social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 69530 MAY 27, 2010

Keller, Jennifer; Silva, Sara Johansson; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Blomquist, John

Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 2 of 2) : Statistical appendix (English)

The subjects of this migration research program are four countries in North Africa - Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. As it has for the broader Middle East and North Africa region, labor migration has played a central role in shaping these four countries’ social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 69530 MAY 27, 2010

Keller, Jennifer; Silva, Sara Johansson; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Blomquist, John

Labor markets and the crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (a preliminary review for selected countries) (English)

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing the impact of the international financial crisis on labor markets across different dimensions, such as employment, wages and the quality of labor market arrangements. ... See More +

Brief 53543 JUN 15, 2009

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Freije-Rodriguez, Samuel

Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty in the past five years, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. ... See More +

Publication 34043 JAN 01, 2005

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin; Alam, Asad; Hamilton, Ellen; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)

This study examines the impact of growth on poverty and inequality in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during 1998-2003. To measure poverty, an absolute poverty line of $2 a day is used, comparing it with household consumption per capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 63497 JAN 01, 2005

Alam, Asad; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Hamilton, Ellen; TIongson, Erwin

Vulnerability in consumption, education, and health - evidence from Moldova during the Russian crisis (English)

The authors analyze the widespread effects of the financial crisis in Russia to explore the vulnerabilities of households in Moldova. They show that the crisis had differential impacts on households, affecting most the urban and better-off. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3010 APR 30, 2003

Signoret, Jose; Murrugarra, Edmundo

The effects of a fee-waiver program on health care utilization among the poor : evidence from Armenia (English)

This study examines the impact of a fee-waiver program for basic medical services on health care utilization in Armenia. Because of the reduction in public financing of health services and decentralization and increased privatization of health care provision, private out-of-pocket contributions are increasingly becoming a significant component of health costs in Armenia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2952 JAN 31, 2003

Chaudhury, Nazmul; Hammer,Jeffrey S.; Murrugarra, Edmundo

The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars (English)

The authors examine the impact of ethnic segmentation in education on educational outcomes. Between 1991 and the late 1990s, the Albanian Kosovar population received education services in an informal system parallel to the official one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2880 AUG 31, 2002

Alva, Soumya; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Paci, Pierella

Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)

The authors provide an overview of minimum wage levels in Latin America and their true impact on the distribution of wages, using both numerical measures and kernal density plots for eight countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Uruguay). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2597 APR 30, 2001

Maloney, William F.; Nunez, Jairo; Cunningham, Wendy; Fiess, Norbert; Montenegro, Claudio; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Santamaria,Mauricio; Sepulveda, Claudia

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Employability and productivity among older workers : a policy framework and evidence from Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 63230 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Migration and poverty : toward better opportunities for the poor (English)
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NOV 24, 2010 58284 Publication
Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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MAY 27, 2010 69530 Working Paper
Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 2 of 2) : Statistical appendix (English)
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MAY 27, 2010 69530 Working Paper
Labor markets and the crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (a preliminary review for selected countries) (English)
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JUN 15, 2009 53543 Brief
Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34043 Publication
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 63497 Working Paper
Vulnerability in consumption, education, and health - evidence from Moldova during the Russian crisis (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3010 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of a fee-waiver program on health care utilization among the poor : evidence from Armenia (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 WPS2952 Policy Research Working Paper
The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars (English)
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AUG 31, 2002 WPS2880 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)
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APR 30, 2001 WPS2597 Policy Research Working Paper