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Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)

Earnings inequality and job polarization have increased significantly in several countries since the early 1990s. Using data from European countries covering a 20-year period, this paper provides new evidence that the decline of middle-skilled occupations and the simultaneous increase of high- and low-skilled occupations are important factors accounting for the rise of inequality, especially at the bottom of the distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8652 NOV 26, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Torre,Ivan; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen has been experiencing political instability since 2011 and open conflict since late 2014. As a result, the social and institutional fabric in Yemen has witnessed increasing disintegration. ... See More +

Brief 130967 OCT 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

To compare welfare aggregates over time and across space, the World Bank's global poverty estimates incorporate temporal and spatial price adjustments, as well as currency changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129963 SEP 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Corral,Paul A.; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)

This paper proposes a model-based approach to estimate income boundaries for identifying the middle class in Kazakhstan over 2003-15. The approach exploits the subjective evaluation of Kazakhstan households about their social status, relating self-declared social class membership to income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8568 AUG 27, 2018

Pittau,M. Grazia; Zelli,Roberto Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)

Misreporting is a well-known challenge for researchers in social sciences. This issue is especially prevalent if incentives for misreporting exist, for example, to claim certain benefits or hide illegal behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129598 AUG 01, 2018

Kaplan,Lennart Christian; Pape,Utz Johann; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)

This paper proposes a model-based approach to estimate income boundaries for identifying the middle class in Kazakhstan over 2003–15. The approach exploits the subjective evaluation of Kazakhstan households about their social status, relating self-declared social class membership to income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129806 AUG 01, 2018

Pittau,Maria Grazia; Zelli,Roberto Disclosed

Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)

Caste is a persistent driver of inequality in India, and it is generally analyzed with government-defined broad categories, such as Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8512 JUL 10, 2018

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space : Evidence from Africa (English)

This paper argues for night--lights data as an alternative data source for measuring spatial inequalities in Africa, where the paucity of subnational income data is persistent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8484 JUN 21, 2018

Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)

This paper estimates a panel model in which the relationship between inequality and gross domestic product per capita growth depends on countries' initial incomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8467 JUN 05, 2018

Brueckner,Markus; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)

This paper investigates the distributional changes that limited pro-poor growth in the past two decades in Sub-Saharan Africa; these changes went undetected by standard inequality measures. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129597 JUN 01, 2018

Clementi,F.; Fabiani,M.; Molini,V. Disclosed

Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)

Small area poverty maps allow for the design of policies based on spatial differences in welfare. They are typically estimated based on a consumption survey reporting on poverty and a census providing the spatial disaggregation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129596 JUN 01, 2018

Lange,Simon; Pape,Utz Johann; Pütz,Peter Disclosed

What is the impact of investment on labor income? : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This study investigates empirically the determinants of labor shares focusing on the role of investment and exchange rate volatility. The authors use a system GMM panel approach and consider 34 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries along with South Africa for the period 1995-2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 127292 JUN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil Disclosed

Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9982 MAY 31, 2018

ABOUAME SALE Disclosed

India/SOUTH ASIA- P143608- Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9958 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

Madagascar/AFRICA- P160848- Improving Nutrition Outcomes using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9968 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

Rwanda/AFRICA- P131464- Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9967 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

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Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8652 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129964 Working Paper
September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129962 Working Paper
Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129963 Working Paper
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 27, 2018 WPS8568 Policy Research Working Paper
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129598 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129806 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8512 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space : Evidence from Africa (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8484 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8467 Policy Research Working Paper
The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129597 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129596 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What is the impact of investment on labor income? : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127292 Working Paper
Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9982 Procurement Plan
India/SOUTH ASIA- P143608- Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9958 Procurement Plan
Madagascar/AFRICA- P160848- Improving Nutrition Outcomes using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9968 Procurement Plan
Rwanda/AFRICA- P131464- Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC) - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9967 Procurement Plan