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Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Going beyond the first child : analysis of Russian mothers' desired and actual fertility Patterns (English)

The Russian Federation's population has been declining since 1992, but recently the decline appears to be over. Although fertility has risen since the 2007 introduction of the family policy package, which focused on stimulating second and higher-order births, total fertility rates still remain significantly below replacement rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7643 APR 18, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Besedina,Elena; Aritomi,Tami Disclosed

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla English Disclosed

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian Disclosed

Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (Russian)

A shrinking working-age population will be the Russian Federation's biggest demographic challenge in coming decades. With workers increasingly scarce, sustainable future economic development depends on Russia's ability to bring into the labor force currently under-utilized groups, such as young mothers and older people, and to maximize the productivity of every worker. ... See More +

Working Paper 99504 OCT 01, 2015

Levin,Victoria English Disclosed

State of adult education in Russia : ensuring that older workers can acquire skills for the future (Russian)

The aging of the Russian population and the rapid shrinking of its labor force in coming decades will make the human capital each worker contributes increasingly vital for sustaining economic output and growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 99502 OCT 01, 2015

Nellemann,Soren; Podolskiy,Oleg; Levin,Victoria English Disclosed

Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (Russian)

Policymakers in many countries, including the Russian Federation, are attempting to encourage fertility as part of their response to the challenge of population aging. ... See More +

Working Paper 99503 OCT 01, 2015

Elizarov,Valeriy; Levin,Victoria English Disclosed

Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (English)

A shrinking working-age population will be the Russian Federation's biggest demographic challenge in coming decades. With workers increasingly scarce, sustainable future economic development depends on Russia's ability to bring into the labor force currently under-utilized groups, such as young mothers and older people, and to maximize the productivity of every worker. ... See More +

Working Paper 99504 SEP 12, 2015

Levin,Victoria Russian Disclosed

Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (English)

Policymakers in many countries, including the Russian Federation, are attempting to encourage fertility as part of their response to the challenge of population aging. ... See More +

Working Paper 99503 SEP 12, 2015

Elizarov,Valeriy; Levin,Victoria Russian Disclosed

State of adult education in Russia : ensuring that older workers can acquire skills for the future (English)

The aging of the Russian population and the rapid shrinking of its labor force in coming decades will make the human capital each worker contributes increasingly vital for sustaining economic output and growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 99502 SEP 12, 2015

Nellemann,Soren; Podolskiy,Oleg; Levin,Victoria Russian Disclosed

Searching for a new silver age in Russia : the drivers and impacts of population aging - overview report (Russian)

Russia’s population is expected to age significantly over the next few decades. The coming decline in Russia’s working-age population will pose serious social and economic challenges, but it can also open up opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99487 SEP 01, 2015

Hansl,Birgit; Levin,Victoria; Shaw,William English Disclosed

Searching for a new silver age in Russia : the drivers and impacts of population aging - overview report (English)

Russia’s population is expected to age significantly over the next few decades. The coming decline in Russia’s working-age population will pose serious social and economic challenges, but it can also open up opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99487 SEP 01, 2015

Hansl,Birgit; Levin,Victoria; Shaw,William Russian Disclosed

Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper uses data from the Integrated Values Survey, the Life in Transition Survey, and the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey to analyze the relation between age and subjective well-being in the Europe and Central Asia region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7378 JUL 28, 2015

Bauer,Jan Michael; Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Nie,Peng; Sousa-Poza,Alfonso Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Why should we care about care? : the role of informal childcare and eldercare in aging societies in the ECA region (English)

Without appropriate policies to address the expected rise in the care burden, population aging can reduce women's access to economic opportunities and decelerate future growth, thereby threatening the agenda of poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13024 APR 06, 2015

Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Rosen,Beth Zikronah Disclosed

Good jobs in Turkey : Turkiye de iyi isler (Turkish)

This joint study, by the World Bank and the Turkish Ministry of Development, explores the status and effects of good jobs in Turkey’s current economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 83818 NOV 01, 2013

Grun, Rebekka; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Immervoll, Herwig; Capar, Sinem; Levin, Victoria; Aran, Meltem; Gruen, Carola; Tolga Cebeci, Levent Yener ve English Disclosed

Good jobs in Turkey (English)

This joint study, by the World Bank and the Turkish Ministry of Development, explores the status and effects of good jobs in Turkey’s current economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 83818 NOV 01, 2013

Grun, Rebekka; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Immervoll, Herwig; Capar, Sinem; Levin, Victoria; Aran, Meltem; Gruen, Carola; Tolga Cebeci, Levent Yener ve Turkish Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report is organized in five chapters: chapter one, a framework for Social Safety Nets (SSN) reform in the Middle East and North Africa, describes and illustrates the reasons for the region's growing need for SSN reform and establishes the framework for renewed SSNs. ... See More +

Publication 80515 JAN 01, 2013

Silva, Joana; Levin, Victoria; Morgandi, Matteo Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)

The Arab Spring and subsequent transitions provide opportunities for better governance, economies free of cronyism and more inclusive models of growth. ... See More +

Brief 73006 SEP 01, 2012

Silva, Joana; Levin, Victoria; Morgandi, Matteo Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)

The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate on feasible policy options to make SSNs in the Middle East and North Africa more effective and innovative. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72975 SEP 01, 2012

Levin,Victoria; Morgandi,Matteo; Silva,Joana C. G. English, French Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)

The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate on feasible policy options to make SSNs in the Middle East and North Africa more effective and innovative. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72975 SEP 01, 2012

Levin,Victoria; Morgandi,Matteo; Silva,Joana C. G. French, Arabic Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Going beyond the first child : analysis of Russian mothers' desired and actual fertility Patterns (English)
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APR 18, 2016 WPS7643 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper English
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2015 99504 Working Paper English
State of adult education in Russia : ensuring that older workers can acquire skills for the future (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2015 99502 Working Paper English
Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2015 99503 Working Paper English
Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (English)
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SEP 12, 2015 99504 Working Paper Russian
Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (English)
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SEP 12, 2015 99503 Working Paper Russian
State of adult education in Russia : ensuring that older workers can acquire skills for the future (English)
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SEP 12, 2015 99502 Working Paper Russian
Searching for a new silver age in Russia : the drivers and impacts of population aging - overview report (Russian)
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SEP 01, 2015 99487 Working Paper English
Searching for a new silver age in Russia : the drivers and impacts of population aging - overview report (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99487 Working Paper Russian
Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7378 Policy Research Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia - Why should we care about care? : the role of informal childcare and eldercare in aging societies in the ECA region (English)
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APR 06, 2015 ACS13024 Working Paper
Good jobs in Turkey : Turkiye de iyi isler (Turkish)
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NOV 01, 2013 83818 Working Paper English
Good jobs in Turkey (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83818 Working Paper Turkish
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80515 Publication
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73006 Brief
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)
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SEP 01, 2012 72975 Other Social Protection Study English, French
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 72975 Other Social Protection Study French, Arabic