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Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth has slowed down but remains resilient to external headwinds. The economic growth rate slowed from 5 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent, year on year, in the first three quarters of 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 111103 DEC 01, 2016

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Perotti,Valeria; Revilla,Julio E.; Loayza,Norman V.; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Simler,Kenneth; Chuah,Lay Lian; Habalian Fattal,Ricardo Alfredo; Kim,Young Eun; Amin,Mohammad; Testaverde,Mauro; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Kuriakose,Smita; De Luna-Martinez,Jose; Campillo Diaz,Sergio Disclosed

Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)

This study contributes to the literature on legal institutions and determinants of adult mortality. The paper explores the relationship between the presence of domestic violence legislation and women-to-men adult mortality rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7622 APR 05, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Lopez Claros,Augusto Disclosed

Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)

For a sample of 53 developing countries, the results show that women's employment among private firms is significantly higher in countries that mandate paternity leave versus those that do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7588 MAR 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)

This note explores the role of legal institutions in influencing women’s employment in private firms in developing countries. Both a holistic and specific approach to legal institutions is adopted. ... See More +

Brief 111250 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 111251 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 119221 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)

Several studies explore the differences in men’s and women’s labor market participation rates and wages. Some of these differences have been linked to gender disparities in education attainment and access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7269 MAY 21, 2015

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Use of foreign intermediate inputs in developing countries : determinants and effects (English)

Theory suggests a number of channels through which the use of foreign inputs can contribute to overall economic development and firm performance. ... See More +

Brief 99338 JAN 01, 2014

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Wong,Po Yin Disclosed

The critical importance of data collection efforts in developing countries : the case of gender (English)

The World Bank’s enterprise surveys regularly collect data on private firms in the developing world. This note highlights the critical importance of such collection efforts for a better understanding of important development issues related to the private sector. ... See More +

Brief 99337 JAN 01, 2014

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores (English)

A new dataset of 1,948 retail stores in India compiled by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys shows that 27 percent of the stores report labor regulations as a problem for their business. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4314 AUG 01, 2007

Amin, Mohammad Disclosed

Can guest worker schemes reduce illegal migration ? (English)

The authors analyze recent efforts at international cooperation to limit illegal migration, particularly through the use of legal migration avenues like guest worker schemes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3828 FEB 01, 2006

Amin, Mohammad; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Does temporary migration have to be permanent? (English)

The choice between temporary and permanent migration is today central to the design of migration policies. The authors draw a distinction between the two types of migration on the basis of the associated social cost and the dynamics of learning by migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3582 MAR 01, 2005

Amin, Mohammad; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

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Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111103 Working Paper
Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)
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APR 05, 2016 WPS7622 Policy Research Working Paper
Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7588 Policy Research Working Paper
Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111250 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111251 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 119221 Brief
Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 WPS7269 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of foreign intermediate inputs in developing countries : determinants and effects (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 99338 Brief
The critical importance of data collection efforts in developing countries : the case of gender (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 99337 Brief
Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4314 Policy Research Working Paper
Can guest worker schemes reduce illegal migration ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3828 Policy Research Working Paper
Does temporary migration have to be permanent? (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3582 Policy Research Working Paper