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Pension system reforms (English)

In typical pension systems, individuals are asked to make contributions and based on the number of contributions made and the level of those contributions, a pension is awarded. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37431 SEP 01, 2006

Schwartz, Anita M.

Comparing Individual Retirement Accounts in Asia : Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and PRC (China) (English)

This paper compares the different approaches of Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and China with respect to how they manage their respective defined contribution, individual retirement account systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37432 SEP 01, 2006

Pai, Yasue

Disability, poverty and schooling in developing countries : results from eleven household surveys (English)

This paper analyzes the relationship between whether a young person has a disability, the poverty status of their household, and their school participation using 11 household surveys from nine developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35148 NOV 01, 2005

Filmer, Deon

Householdapos;s vulnerability to shocks in Zambia (English)

Zambia is a county characterized by a high incidence of poverty and exposure to several types of shocks like HIV/AIDS, macroeconomic instability and periodic droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33985 SEP 01, 2005

Del Ninno, Carlo; Marini, Alessandra

The new pensions in Kazakhstan : challenges in making the transition (English)

In June of 1997 Kazakhstan embarked on a dramatic reform of its pension system, replacing the inherited pay as you go regime with one based entirely on fully funded individual accounts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33986 SEP 01, 2005

Hinz, Richard P.; Zviniene, Asta; Vilamovska, Anna-Marie

Targeting social spending to the poor with proxy - means testing: Colombiaapos;s SISBEN system (English)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32759 JUN 01, 2005

Castaneda, Tarsicio

Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (English)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32762 JUN 01, 2005

Lindert, Kathy Russian

Reforming Brazilapos;s Cadastro Unico to improve the targeting of the Bolsa Familia Program (English)

This case study is part of six country case study reports that were commissioned in 2003 by the World Bank specifically for the purposes of a summary report on the design and implementation of household targeting systems in the following countries: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32757 JUN 01, 2005

de la Briere, Benedicte; Lindert, Kathy

Focalizacion de programas en Chile : el sistema CAS (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32758 JUN 01, 2005

Larranaga, Osvaldo

Sistema de identificacion de la poblacion objetivo : SIPO en Costa Rica (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32760 JUN 01, 2005

Viquez, Roxana M.

La focalizacion en el Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades de Mexico (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32761 JUN 01, 2005

Orozco, Monica; Hubert, Cecilia

Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (Russian)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32762 JUN 01, 2005

Lindert, Kathy English

The effect of child labor on mathematics and language achievement in Latin America (English)

The authors use a unique data set on language, and mathematics test scores for third, and fourth graders in eleven different Latin American countries, to determine whether child labor raises or lowers school achievement. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32747 MAY 01, 2005

Sanchez, Mario A.; Orazem, Peter F.; Gunnarsson, Victoria

The inter-generational persistence of child labor (English)

The authors use the quot;Pesquisa Nacional por Amostragem a Domicilioquot; (PNAD) data for Brazil. Their paper asks two related questions. First, does the child labor status of parents impact the child labor incidence of their children? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32746 MAY 01, 2005

Emerson, Patrick M.; Portela Souza, Andre

Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices (English)

The paper provides a first investigation into the portability of pension and health care benefits for international migrants. It is based on available literature and newly minted data, but more importantly on selective case studies from main migrant-sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32750 MAY 01, 2005

Holzmann, Robert; Koettl, Johannes; Chernetsky, Taras French

How does working as a child affect wage, income, and poverty as an adult? (English)

The authors use a unique data set on adult earnings in Brazil to study how child labor affects adult earnings through its impacts on work experience, years of schooling, and human capital attained per year of schooling. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32745 MAY 01, 2005

Ilahi, Nadeem; Orazem, Peter F.; Sedlacek, Guilherme

Dynamics of child labor : labor force entry and exit in urban Brazil (English)

The authors discover from an analysis of monthly employment surveys in Brazilapos;s six largest cities over the last twenty years that employed children frequently stop work then start working again, a phenomenon dubbed quot;intermittent employment.quot; This is not surprising, because the previous chapter on parental shocks indicated that children often enter the labor market to meet short-term income needs for the household, then exit when the need subsides. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32744 MAY 01, 2005

Duryea, Suzanne; Hoek, Jasper; Lam, david; Levison, Deborah

The responses of child labor, school enrollment, and grade repetition to the loss of parental earnings in Brazil, 1982-1999 (English)

The authors evaluate the effects of idiosyncratic shocks to a fatherapos;s income on his childrenapos;s probability of dropping out of school, entering the labor market, or failing to advance to the next grade level. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32743 MAY 01, 2005

Cortes Neri, Marcelo; Gustafsson-Wright, Emily; Sedlacek, Guilherme; Orazem, Peter F.

Child labor, schooling, and poverty in Latin America (English)

The authors probe further into how household attributes affect the probability that children will work, and the probability of enrollment and success in school. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32742 MAY 01, 2005

Sedlacek, Guilherme; Duryea, Suzanne; Ilahi, Nadeem; Sasaki, Masaru

Changing patterns of child labor around the world since 1950 : the roles of income growth, parental literacy, and agriculture (English)

Using country-level data, this report lays out the broad stylized facts regarding the relationship between child labor and per capita GDP, adult literacy, and the share of agriculture in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32741 MAY 01, 2005

Gunnarsson, Victoria; Orazem, Peter F.; Sedlacek, Guilherme

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Pension system reforms (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37431 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Comparing Individual Retirement Accounts in Asia : Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and PRC (China) (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37432 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Disability, poverty and schooling in developing countries : results from eleven household surveys (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 35148 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Householdapos;s vulnerability to shocks in Zambia (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33985 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The new pensions in Kazakhstan : challenges in making the transition (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33986 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Targeting social spending to the poor with proxy - means testing: Colombiaapos;s SISBEN system (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32762 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Reforming Brazilapos;s Cadastro Unico to improve the targeting of the Bolsa Familia Program (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32757 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Focalizacion de programas en Chile : el sistema CAS (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32758 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sistema de identificacion de la poblacion objetivo : SIPO en Costa Rica (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32760 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
La focalizacion en el Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades de Mexico (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32761 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2005 32762 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
The effect of child labor on mathematics and language achievement in Latin America (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32747 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The inter-generational persistence of child labor (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32746 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32750 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
How does working as a child affect wage, income, and poverty as an adult? (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32745 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Dynamics of child labor : labor force entry and exit in urban Brazil (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32744 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The responses of child labor, school enrollment, and grade repetition to the loss of parental earnings in Brazil, 1982-1999 (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32743 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Child labor, schooling, and poverty in Latin America (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32742 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Changing patterns of child labor around the world since 1950 : the roles of income growth, parental literacy, and agriculture (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32741 Working Paper (Numbered Series)