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How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe (English)

This paper exploits variations in the timing of telecommunications reforms across Europe to analyze the relationship between the rise of alternative work arrangements and the emergence of the Internet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7976 FEB 16, 2017

Vazquez,Emmanuel Jose; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Fiscal policy issues in the aging societies (English)

Aging may be one of the most far-reaching processes defining the economic, fiscal, and social changes societies are likely to experience over the next 40 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 95266 MAR 09, 2015

Bogetic,Zeljko; Onder,Harun; Onal,Anil; Skrok,Emilia; Schwartz, Anita; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Is labor income responsible for poverty reduction ? a decomposition approach (English)

Demographics, labor income, public transfers, or remittances: Which factor contributes the most to observed reductions in poverty? Using counterfactual simulations, this paper accounts for the contribution labor income has made to the observed changes in poverty over the past decade for a set of 16 countries that have experienced substantial declines in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6414 APR 01, 2013

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Inchauste, Gabriela; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

When job earnings are behind poverty reduction (English)

Improvement in labor market conditions has been the main explanation behind many of the poverty success stories observed in the last decade, that is the primary conclusion of an analysis of changes in poverty by income source. ... See More +

Brief 73663 NOV 01, 2012

Inchauste, Gabriela; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

What is behind the decline in poverty since 2000 ? evidence from Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions of different factors to poverty reduction observed in Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand over the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6199 SEP 01, 2012

Comboni, Maria Gabriela Inchauste; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

Bolivia - Igualdad de oportunidades para los niños y jóvenes de Bolivia (Spanish)

This report on the Human Opportunities Index (HOI) in Bolivia develops a measure of equal opportunity for children and youth, based on a human rights approach, including measures not only for average coverage as for inequality in access to opportunities, and considering indicators that have not been systematically included in previous studies. ... See More +

Working Paper 74420 AUG 01, 2012

Vidal, Cecilia; Landa, Fernando; Pardo, Roland; Rodríguez, Ilychss; Palma, Gabriel; Rodríguez, Samuel Freije; Loayza, Julio Ricardo; Romero Londoño, Olga Lucía; Velasco, Julio; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

Decomposing distributional changes in Pakistan (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions to distributional changes observed in Pakistan over the last decade. In contrast to methods that focus on aggregate summary statistics, the method adopted in this paper generates entire counterfactual distributions to account for the contributions of demographics, labor and non-labor incomes in explaining poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86248 JUL 01, 2012

Inchauste, Gabriela; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed