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A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement (English)

This paper revisits traditional human capital models and proposes a new conceptual framework of human capital accumulation, anchored in skills development, to illustrate the phenomenon and implications of youth economic disengagement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8348 FEB 20, 2018

Angel-Urdinola,Diego; Mayer Gukovas,Renata Disclosed

A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Flabbi,Luca; Gatti,Roberta V. Disclosed

Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco , Governor of the Bank of Italy, at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120508 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)

This paper presents estimates of the relationship between the share of income accruing to the middle class and gross domestic product per capita of economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8068 MAY 18, 2017

Brueckner,Markus; Dabla-Norris,Era; Gradstein,Mark; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)

This paper employs nationally representative household survey data on parents of adult individuals to analyze the intergenerational transmission of education in nine Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7843 SEP 29, 2016

Azomahou,Theophile T.; Yitbarek,Eleni Abraham Disclosed

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - TZ-PSSN Additional Financing - P151838 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA35537 APR 07, 2016

ManuelSalazar

Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)

This study aims to provide policy makers in the region with analysis of the nini issue and options for addressing it in their countries. To do so, the study undertakes a comprehensive diagnosis quantifying the problem, develops a conceptual framework identifying the determinants of youths’ choices, uses all the available data to test the theoretical implications, and reviews the evidence regarding interventions that have proven effective in keeping youth in school and helping them become employed. ... See More +

Publication 99447 JAN 15, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Székely, Miguel Spanish Disclosed

World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)

With summer and baseball season in full swing, the Archives highlights an annual tradition that took place under Eugene Black, the third President of the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 104708 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Out of school and out of work : a conceptual framework for investigating 'ninis' in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The proportion of youth that is not in work or in school or ninis1 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains high. The latest estimates show that about 19 per cent of 15-24 years olds in the region, were in this status in 2010 (de Hoyos, Rogers and Popova (2013). ... See More +

Working Paper 102818 SEP 01, 2014

Behrman,Jere R.; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Székely, Miguel Disclosed

Child labor and learning (English)

This paper uses a unique micro panel dataset of Brazilian students to investigate the impact of working while in school on learning outcomes. The potential endogeneity is addressed through the use of difference-in-difference and instrumental variable estimators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6904 JUN 01, 2014

Emerson, Patrick M.; Ponczek, Vladimir; Portela Souza, Andre Disclosed

Institutional quality mediates the effect of human capital on economic performance (English)

This paper considers the relationship between institutional quality, educational outcomes, and economic performance. More specifically, it seeks to establish the linkages by which government effectiveness affects per capita income, via its mediating effect on human capital formation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6792 FEB 01, 2014

Adams-Kane, Jonathon; Lim, Jamus Jerome Disclosed

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Social Protection Project for Jamaica are to support Jamaica in strengthening its social protection system. (i) further improve the effectiveness of the Program for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in human capital accumulation; (ii) develop a structured system for assisting working age persons of PATH households seek and retain employment; (iii) enable the formulation of a reform program for the pension schemes for public sector workers; and (iv) develop a social protection strategy. ... See More +

Project Paper 78557 JUN 06, 2013

Disclosed

Can conditional cash transfers compensate for a father's absence ? (English)

This paper investigates how the permanent departure of the father from a household affects children's school enrollment and work participation in rural Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6476 JUN 01, 2013

Fitzsimons, Emla; Mesnard, Alice Disclosed

Uruguay - UY Promoting Innovation to Enhance Competitiveness : P095520 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR10174 MAY 27, 2013

Ambasz,Diego

Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)

This paper studies the long-run impact of policies aimed at fostering gender equality on economic growth in Brazil. The first part provides a brief review of gender issues in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6348 JAN 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : P105024 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR8023 OCT 15, 2012

Lamanna,Francesca Disclosed

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The Social Protection Project will support Jamaica in strengthening its social protection system. To this end, it will: 1) further improve the effectiveness of the Program of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in human capital accumulation; 2) develop a structured system for assisting working-age members of PATH eligible households seek and retain employment; 3) enable the formulation of a reform program for the public sector pension schemes; and 4) develop a holistic social protection strategy. ... See More +

Project Paper 71278 AUG 08, 2012

Disclosed

Natural disasters and human capital accumulation (English)

The empirical literature on the relationship between natural disaster risk and investment in education is inconclusive. Model averaging methods in a framework of cross country and panel regressions show an extremely robust negative partial correlation between secondary school enrollment and natural disaster risk. ... See More +

Journal Article 77642 JUN 01, 2010

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Corporate governance at the World Bank and the dilemma of global governance, by Ashwin Kaja and Eric Werker. ... See More +

Publication 73275 JUN 01, 2010

Braun, Matias; Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Cull, Robert; Hertel, Thomas W.; Jesse, Cornelia; Kaja, Ashwin; Lassibille, Gerard; Leister, Amanda M.; Martin, Will; Nguyen, Trang Van; Raddatz, Claudio; Scott, Kinnon; Tan, Jee-Peng; Werker, Eric Disclosed

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A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8348 Policy Research Working Paper
A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120508 Board Report
The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 WPS8068 Policy Research Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : technical mission - November 28 to December 2, 2016 : République Démocratique du Congo - Projet de Renforcement de Systèmes de Développement Humain : mission technique - du 28 Novembre au 2 Décembre 2016 (French)
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DEC 02, 2016 114044 Aide Memoire
Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7843 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - TZ-PSSN Additional Financing - P151838 (English)
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APR 07, 2016 PIDA35537 Project Information Document
Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 99447 Publication Spanish
World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104708 Working Paper
Out of school and out of work : a conceptual framework for investigating 'ninis' in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 102818 Working Paper
Child labor and learning (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6904 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional quality mediates the effect of human capital on economic performance (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6792 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 06, 2013 78557 Project Paper
Can conditional cash transfers compensate for a father's absence ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6476 Policy Research Working Paper
Uruguay - UY Promoting Innovation to Enhance Competitiveness : P095520 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)
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MAY 27, 2013 ISR10174 Implementation Status and Results Report
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6348 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : P105024 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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OCT 15, 2012 ISR8023 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)
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AUG 08, 2012 71278 Project Paper
Natural disasters and human capital accumulation (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 77642 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 24 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 73275 Publication