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The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)

There is a strong concern that technology is increasingly replacing routine tasks, displacing lower-skilled workers. Labor market institutions exist to protect workers from shocks but, by increasing labor costs, labor policy may also constrain firms from adjusting the workforce and, hence, from fully benefiting from technology adoption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8187 SEP 08, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Corseuil,Carlos H. L.; Poole,Jennifer Pamela Disclosed

Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)

A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8110 JUN 23, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Nicaragua : CentroAmérica - Estudio de gasto publico social y sus instituciones : Nicaragua (Spanish)

Nicaragua has had decent economic growth in the past decade, which has contributed to substantial poverty reduction (the largest in Central America), as well as improvements in human development indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 110557 OCT 01, 2016

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Pena,Christine Lao English Disclosed

Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Guatemala : Centroamérica - Gastos sociales y revisión institucional : Guatemala (Spanish)

Social spending in Guatemala needs to achieve efficiency gains and increase to minimum levels to meet basic human development objectives. Current levels are so low that fiscal reform (in revenue generation and spending allocation) is urgently needed so that the state can fulfill its mandated coverage and quality in social service provision. ... See More +

Working Paper 110778 OCT 01, 2016

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Pena,Christine Lao English Disclosed

Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Nicaragua (English)

Nicaragua has had decent economic growth in the past decade, which has contributed to substantial poverty reduction (the largest in Central America), as well as improvements in human development indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 110557 AUG 30, 2016

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Pena,Christine Lao Spanish Disclosed

Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Guatemala (English)

Social spending in Guatemala needs to achieve efficiency gains and increase to minimum levels to meet basic human development objectives. Current levels are so low that fiscal reform (in revenue generation and spending allocation) is urgently needed so that the state can fulfill its mandated coverage and quality in social service provision. ... See More +

Working Paper 110778 AUG 25, 2016

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Pena,Christine Lao Spanish Disclosed

Assessing the impacts of Mais Educacao on educational outcomes : evidence between 2007 and 2011 (English)

To address the educational gap, many Latin American countries are focusing on extension of the school day and enrichment of the curriculum. In Brazil, a nationwide policy -- Mais Educação -- was implemented in 2008 with this objective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7644 APR 18, 2016

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Bresolin,Antonio; Pugialli Da Silva Borges,Bruna; Mendes,Karen; Menezes Filho,Naercio Disclosed

Assessing advances and challenges in technical education in Brazil (English)

The report is organized as follows. Chapter one presents an overview of the general education system in Brazil and contextualizes Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VET) within the broader system of education in Brazil. ... See More +

Publication 100059 OCT 07, 2015

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Amaral,Nicole Lucilia; De Felicio,Fabiana Disclosed

Panama - Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones : Panamá (Spanish)

Panama has experienced impressive and significant economic growth, emerging as one of the better performers in Central America in recent years and one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 102301 OCT 01, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Lao Peña, Christine; Carpio,Carmen; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes; Otero,Diego Postigo; Santiago Bench,Natalia; Lindert,Kathy A. Disclosed

Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Costa Rica : Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones : Costa Rica (Spanish)

The evolution of Costa Rica’s social sectors over the past decade has been dichotomous. On the one hand, economic growth has remained relatively high, however poverty and inequality have not declined (moreover, they have increased), and persistent employment challenges remain. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 97416 OCT 01, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Pena,Christine Lao; Avitabile,Ciro; Cavagnero,Eleonora Del Valle; Esperato Martinez,Alexo Ramon; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes; Seely,Evan Sloane; Montenegro Torres,Fernando Disclosed

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria Disclosed

Panama - Central America social expenditures and institutional review (English)

Panama has experienced impressive and significant economic growth, emerging as one of the better performers in Central America in recent years and one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 102301 JUL 06, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Lao Peña, Christine; Carpio,Carmen; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes; Otero,Diego Postigo; Santiago Bench,Natalia; Lindert,Kathy A. Disclosed

El Salvador - Central America social expenditures and institutional review (English)

El Salvador’s development over the past decade has been dichotomous. On the one hand, economic growth has remained persistently low, employment and labor force participation have barely increased, and progress on poverty reduction has slowed. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 98796 JUN 29, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Peña, Christine Lao; Alonso,Juan Diego Disclosed

Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Costa Rica (English)

The evolution of Costa Rica’s social sectors over the past decade has been dichotomous. On the one hand, economic growth has remained relatively high, however poverty and inequality have not declined (moreover, they have increased), and persistent employment challenges remain. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 97416 JUN 14, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

El Salvador - Social expenditures and institutional review : El Salvador - Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones (Spanish)

El Salvador's development over the past decade has been dichotomous. On the one hand, economic growth has remained persistently low, employment and labor force participation have barely increased, and progress on poverty reduction has slowed. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 95649 JUN 01, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Alonso,Juan Diego; Pena,Christine Lao English Disclosed

Honduras - Social expenditures and institutional review : Honduras - Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones (Spanish)

Honduras has experienced moderate economic growth in the past decade, in line with the rest of the region. Despite this growth track record, limited opportunities for decent jobs for the majority of workers have resulted in stagnant poverty and inequality rates that are still the highest in Central America (CA). ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 95648 JUN 01, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Alonso,Juan Diego; Calidonio Aguilar,Perla Rocio; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes; Alfaro Palominos,Pablo Francisco; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Investing in technical & vocational education and training : does it yield large economic returns in Brazil ? (English)

Technical education and training has been dramatically expanding in Brazil recently. However, there remains no evidence on the cost effectiveness of this alternative track to a more general education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7246 APR 22, 2015

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Anazawa,Leandro; Menezes Filho,Naercio; Vasconcellos,Ligia Maria De Disclosed

El Salvador - Social expenditures and institutional review (English)

El Salvador's development over the past decade has been dichotomous. On the one hand, economic growth has remained persistently low, employment and labor force participation have barely increased, and progress on poverty reduction has slowed. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 95649 DEC 01, 2014

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Alonso,Juan Diego; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Honduras - Social expenditures and institutional review (English)

Honduras has experienced moderate economic growth in the past decade, in line with the rest of the region. Despite this growth track record, limited opportunities for decent jobs for the majority of workers have resulted in stagnant poverty and inequality rates that are still the highest in Central America (CA). ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 95648 DEC 01, 2014

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Alonso,Juan Diego; Calidonio Aguilar,Perla Rocio; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes; Alfaro Palominos,Pablo Francisco; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

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The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8187 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8110 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Nicaragua : CentroAmérica - Estudio de gasto publico social y sus instituciones : Nicaragua (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 110557 Working Paper English
Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Guatemala : Centroamérica - Gastos sociales y revisión institucional : Guatemala (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 110778 Working Paper English
Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Nicaragua (English)
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AUG 30, 2016 110557 Working Paper Spanish
Central America - Social expenditures and institutional review : Guatemala (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 110778 Working Paper Spanish
Assessing the impacts of Mais Educacao on educational outcomes : evidence between 2007 and 2011 (English)
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APR 18, 2016 WPS7644 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing advances and challenges in technical education in Brazil (English)
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OCT 07, 2015 100059 Publication
Panama - Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones : Panamá (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2015 102301 Public Expenditure Review
Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Costa Rica : Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones : Costa Rica (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2015 97416 Public Expenditure Review
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
Panama - Central America social expenditures and institutional review (English)
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JUL 06, 2015 102301 Public Expenditure Review
El Salvador - Central America social expenditures and institutional review (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 98796 Public Expenditure Review
Central America social expenditures and institutional review : Costa Rica (English)
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JUN 14, 2015 97416 Public Expenditure Review
El Salvador - Social expenditures and institutional review : El Salvador - Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2015 95649 Public Expenditure Review English
Honduras - Social expenditures and institutional review : Honduras - Estudio de gasto público social y sus instituciones (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2015 95648 Public Expenditure Review
Investing in technical & vocational education and training : does it yield large economic returns in Brazil ? (English)
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APR 22, 2015 WPS7246 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Social expenditures and institutional review (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 95649 Public Expenditure Review
Honduras - Social expenditures and institutional review (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 95648 Public Expenditure Review