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Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)

Most research on the economic payoffs of skills has used individuals' level of schooling attained -- typically years or level of education or training received—as a key proxy for skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7879 NOV 03, 2016

Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Monroy Taborda,Sebastian Disclosed

Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)

Gender-based wage discrimination is a highly researched area of labor economics. However, most studies on this topic have focused on schooling and paid limited attention to the mechanisms through which cognitive and noncognitive skills influence wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7878 NOV 03, 2016

Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

Accounting for mismatch in low- and middle-income countries : measurement, magnitudes, and explanations (English)

To stimulate economic advancement, low- and middle-income countries need well-educated and trained workforces to fill the types of skilled jobs that drive economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 108097 AUG 23, 2016

Handel,Michael Jeremy; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

Kenya - Economic update : kazi ni kazi - informal should not be normal (English)

This update comes in the wake of three game changing and mutually reinforcing trends. First, monetary policy in the United States (U.S.) will determine the direction of capital flows and currency stability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 104289 MAR 01, 2016

Kiringai,Jane Wangui; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

Employer survey - Snapshot - 2016 : highlights from six low and middle-income countries (English)

The Employer Survey Snapshot features a descriptive analysis of the data collected during the first two waves of the Skills Towards Employment and Productivity (STEP) Employer Surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper 108249 JAN 01, 2016

Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Valerio,Alexandria; Hoftijzer,Margo A.; Rizvi,Anam; Avato,Johanna Disclosed

Skills and jobs : lessons learned and options for collaboration (English)

The accumulation of human capital through the acquisition of knowledge and skills is recognized as central for economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 96819 MAY 01, 2015

Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Robalino,David A.; Strokova,Victoria; Lord, Nick; Perinet,Mathilde Disclosed

Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)

Throughout the developing world there is a growing demand for advice on the design of policies to facilitate access of the most vulnerable individuals to jobs, while reducing their dependency from public income support schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67610 MAR 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Arbelaez, Juliana; Honorati, Maddalena; Kuddo, Arvo; Lohmann, Tanja; Ovadiya, Mirey; Pop, Lucian; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Active labor market programs for youth : a framework to guide youth employment interventions (English)

Youth are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults, even in economies with strong economic growth. This note is a tool to provide policymakers and youth-serving organizations with a framework to better diagnose short- to medium-run constraints facing the stock of unemployed youth and to design evidence based youth employment interventions. ... See More +

Brief 58601 NOV 01, 2010

Cunningham, Wendy; Sanchez-Puerta, Maria Laura; Wuermli, Alice Disclosed

Labor market policy research for developing countries : recent examples from the literature - what do we know and what should we know? (English)

This paper documents recent advances of research on labor market institutions, behavior, and policies in developing countries and makes suggestions for future research. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 52999 JAN 01, 2010

Sanchez Puerta, Maria Laura Disclosed

Providing skills for equity and growth : preparing Cambodia's youth for the labor market (English)

The scope of this report is twofold. First, it documents skills gaps and mismatches and attempts to understand the reasons for them. Second, it provides a framework for thinking about skills development, drawing on international best practices, with the intent of stimulating further discussion. ... See More +

Working Paper 59989 JAN 01, 2010

Rigolini, Jamele; Pabon, Laura; Infante Villarroel, Mariana; Jones, Andrew; Sanchez-Puerta, Maria Laura Disclosed

The Mauritanian labor market through the lens of the 2004 national household survey (English)

This paper provides a snapshot of Mauritania’s labor market using data from the 2004 national household survey. The results show that the labor market is characterized by lower participation rates, lower employment-to-population rates, and relatively higher unemployment rates than in neighboring countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4954 JUN 01, 2009

Rajadel , Tania; Pontara, Nicola; Sanchez Puerta, Maria Laura 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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)
See More +
NOV 03, 2016 WPS7879 Policy Research Working Paper
Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)
See More +
NOV 03, 2016 WPS7878 Policy Research Working Paper
Accounting for mismatch in low- and middle-income countries : measurement, magnitudes, and explanations (English)
See More +
AUG 23, 2016 108097 Publication
Kenya - Economic update : kazi ni kazi - informal should not be normal (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2016 104289 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Employer survey - Snapshot - 2016 : highlights from six low and middle-income countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 108249 Working Paper
Skills and jobs : lessons learned and options for collaboration (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2015 96819 Working Paper
Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 67610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Active labor market programs for youth : a framework to guide youth employment interventions (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2010 58601 Brief
Labor market policy research for developing countries : recent examples from the literature - what do we know and what should we know? (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 52999 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Providing skills for equity and growth : preparing Cambodia's youth for the labor market (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 59989 Working Paper
The Mauritanian labor market through the lens of the 2004 national household survey (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2009 WPS4954 Policy Research Working Paper
From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 40896 Publication