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Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of China's rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7082 NOV 01, 2014

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)

This study examines the causes and effects of low enrollment and high dropout rates at the upper secondary level in Mexico, where upper secondary completion rates are well below those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries and the regional average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7083 NOV 01, 2014

Bentaouet Kattan, Raja; Szekely, Miguel

Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)

Although a large literature discusses the productivity effects of land fragmentation, measurement and potential endogeneity issues are often overlooked. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7085 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Monchuk, Daniel; Nagarajan, Hari K; Singh, Sudhir K

Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)

This work presents a stochastic framework for assessing public debt sustainability and applies it to the case of Mauritania. The sustainability assessment projects solvency and liquidity indicators -- public debt stock and gross financing needs relative to GDP -- for 2014-23. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7088 NOV 01, 2014

Baghdassarian, William; Mele, Gianluca; Pradelli, Juan

The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)

This paper assesses the impact of three methodologies of food data collection on the welfare distribution, and poverty and inequality measures in Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7090 NOV 01, 2014

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; Steele, Diane; Djima, Ismael Yacoubou

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David

Does culture matter for development ? (English)

Economists have either avoided or struggled with the concept of culture and its role in economic development. Although a few theoretical works -- and even fewer empirical studies -- have appeared in the past decades, this paper tries to build on a multidisciplinary approach to review the evidence on whether and how culture matters for development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7092 NOV 01, 2014

Lopez-Claros, Augusto; Perotti, Valeria

Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ? (English)

This paper examines the determinants of agricultural productivity and its link to poverty using nationally representative data from the Nigeria General Household Survey Panel, 2010/11. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7093 NOV 01, 2014

Oseni, Gbemisola; McGee, Kevin; Dabalen, Andrew

The need for multiple types of information to inform climate change assessment (English)

Information on ecosystem characteristics as well as economic statistics is needed to more fully inform decision makers on the impacts of climate change on human well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7094 NOV 01, 2014

Toman, Michael

Strengthening public financial management : exploring drivers and effects (English)

This paper explores two relationships, first between country characteristics and the quality of public financial management ('drivers'), and second between the quality of public financial management systems and expected outcomes ('effects'). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7084 NOV 01, 2014

Fritz, Verena; Sweet, Stephanie; Verhoeven, Marijn

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Estimates of ad valorem equivalents of barriers against foreign suppliers of services in eleven services sectors and 103 countries (English)

A new database on the barriers faced by foreign suppliers of services has been produced by the World Bank. Data for 103 countries are available on 11 of the most important services sectors in international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7096 NOV 01, 2014

Jafari, Yaghoob; Tarr, David G.

Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper examines support for reducing inequality and for income redistribution to specific groups in Europe and Central Asia. The paper uses the Life in Transition Survey to analyze cross-country differences in redistributive preferences and the determinants of individual-level differences in such preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7097 NOV 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Diagne, Mame Fatou

Success in difficult environments : a portfolio analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states (English)

The World Bank Group has identi?ed support to fragile and con?ict-affected states as a strategic priority. This paper provides a systematic portfolio review of the International Development Association-funded projects in fragile and conflict-affected states during 2001 to 2013 and a detailed empirical analysis of the correlations between project and country-level characteristics with project outcome ratings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7098 NOV 01, 2014

Ralston, Laura

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)

According to global spatial data sets in 2000 more than one-third of the rural population in developing countries was located on less favored agricultural land and areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7101 NOV 01, 2014

Barbier, Edward B.; Hochard, Jacob P.

Oil and civil conflict : can public spending have a mitigation effect ? (English)

This paper explores the conditions under which public spending could minimize violent conflict related to oil wealth. Previous work suggests that oil can lead to violent conflict because it increases the value of the state as a prize or because it undermines the state's bureaucratic penetration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7100 NOV 01, 2014

Singh, Raju Jan; Bodea, Cristina; Higashijima, Masaaki

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Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Policy Research Working Paper
Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7082 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7087 Policy Research Working Paper
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7083 Policy Research Working Paper
Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7085 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7088 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7090 Policy Research Working Paper
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 Policy Research Working Paper
Does culture matter for development ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7092 Policy Research Working Paper
Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7093 Policy Research Working Paper
The need for multiple types of information to inform climate change assessment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7094 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening public financial management : exploring drivers and effects (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7084 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimates of ad valorem equivalents of barriers against foreign suppliers of services in eleven services sectors and 103 countries (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7096 Policy Research Working Paper
Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7097 Policy Research Working Paper
Success in difficult environments : a portfolio analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7098 Policy Research Working Paper
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7101 Policy Research Working Paper
Oil and civil conflict : can public spending have a mitigation effect ? (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7100 Policy Research Working Paper