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Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)

The paper contains a framework for linking social protection with growth and productivity, an updated review of the literature, new original work filling in gaps in the available evidence, and a discussion of operational implications. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67609 MAR 01, 2012

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)

This paper presents a detailed picture of how sustained growth in Egypt over 2005-2008 affected different groups both above and below the poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5589 MAR 01, 2011

Yemtsov, Ruslan; El-Laithy, Heba; Marotta, Daniela; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; Abou-Ali, Hala

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)

This paper takes stock of labor market developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the period 2001-2004, using the panel Living Standards Measurement Study/Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4479,Bosnia JAN 01, 2008

Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin R.

Increasing inequality in transition economies : is there more to come? (English)

This paper decomposes changes in inequality, which has in general been increasing in the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, both by income source and socio-economic group, with a view to understanding the determinants of inequality and assessing how it might evolve in the future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4007,Increasing SEP 01, 2006

Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)

Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based, albeit uneven across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Publication 35519 JAN 01, 2006

Shaban, Radwan; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Stevens, James; Asaoka, Hiromi; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Barnes, Bob; Tesliuc, Emil; Langenbrunner, John; Sajaia, Zurab; Tarr, David; Shabalina, Olga

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does Chinas rising inequality portend Russias future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does Chinas rising inequality portend Russias future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit

Who bears the cost of Russias military draft? (English)

The authors use data from a large nationally representative survey in Russia to analyze the distributional and welfare implications of draft avoidance as a common response to Russias highly unpopular conscription system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3547,Who MAR 01, 2005

Yemtsov, Ruslan; Lokshin, Michael

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Djankov, Simeon; Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Djankov, Simeon; Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman

Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty in the past five years, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. ... See More +

Publication 34043 JAN 01, 2005

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin; Alam, Asad; Hamilton, Ellen; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)

This study examines the impact of growth on poverty and inequality in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during 1998-2003. To measure poverty, an absolute poverty line of $2 a day is used, comparing it with household consumption per capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 63497 JAN 01, 2005

Alam, Asad; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Hamilton, Ellen; TIongson, Erwin

Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia (English)

The authors evaluate the effect of various community level infrastructure rehabilitation projects undertaken in rural Georgia on household well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3155 OCT 01, 2003

Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan;

Slovak Republic - Living standards, employment, and labor market study (English)

By most indicators the Slovak Republic has achieved a high level of human and social development. Despite the countrys generally high living standards and overall level of development, there are families in Slovakia whose living conditions are below what is considered to be socially acceptable. ... See More +

Publication 23976 FEB 28, 2002

Revenga, Ana; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Haulikova, Lucia; Garner, Thesia; Marcincin, Anton; Ringold, Dena; De la Rocha, Manuel; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Shahriari, Helen; Steele, Diane; Terrell, Katherine; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Radicova, Iveta; Vasecka, Michal

Armenia - Restructuring to sustain universal general education (English)

Before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Armenia had a highly developed and expensive education system, matching the needs of the command economy. ... See More +

Publication WTP498 MAR 31, 2001

Perkins, Gillian; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)

What strategies have Russian households used, to cope with economic hardship in the wake of recent financial crisis? Which coping strategies have been most effective in reducing poverty for different groups of households? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2556,Household FEB 28, 2001

Lokshin, Michael M.; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)

Registered unemployment in Russia is now 2 percent; surveys indicate a true rate of between 5 and 6 percent. Until now, flow in and out of unemployment have been quite large, with duration low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1426,Russian FEB 28, 1995

Commander, Simon; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992 (English)

The authors analyze changes in the Russian labor market in 1992. They focus on the path of wages and employment in a context of partial price liberalization and considerable ambiguity about government and central bank policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1205,Wage OCT 31, 1993

Commander, Simon; Liberman, Leonid; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Unemployment and labor market dynamics in Russia (English)

The past 15 months have seen the beginning of structural change in Russia but a failure of the economy to stabilize. The balance sheet, conclude the authors suggests that a return to centralized control remain almost impossible, but the dencentralization that has occurred contain many undesirable features. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1167,Unemployment AUG 31, 1993

Commander, Simon; Liberman, Leonid; Yemtsov, Ruslan

The behavior of Russian firms in 1992 : evidence from a survey (English)

The authors surveyed 41 firms in and around Moscow in the last two weeks of November 1992 to get an empirical handle on how firms are responding to the changing economic environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1166,The AUG 31, 1993

Commander, Simon; Liberman, Leonid; Ugaz, Cecilia; Yemtsov, Ruslan

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Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67609 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5589 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4479,Bosnia Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing inequality in transition economies : is there more to come? (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4007,Increasing Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35519 Publication
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter
Who bears the cost of Russias military draft? (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3547,Who Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter
Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34043 Publication
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 63497 Working Paper
Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 WPS3155 Policy Research Working Paper
Slovak Republic - Living standards, employment, and labor market study (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 23976 Publication
Armenia - Restructuring to sustain universal general education (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 WTP498 Publication
Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)
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FEB 28, 2001 WPS2556,Household Policy Research Working Paper
Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 WPS1426,Russian Policy Research Working Paper
Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992 (English)
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OCT 31, 1993 WPS1205,Wage Policy Research Working Paper
Unemployment and labor market dynamics in Russia (English)
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AUG 31, 1993 WPS1167,Unemployment Policy Research Working Paper
The behavior of Russian firms in 1992 : evidence from a survey (English)
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AUG 31, 1993 WPS1166,The Policy Research Working Paper