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Gendered language (English)

Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many -- sometimes all -- nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8464 JUN 04, 2018

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

The Global Findex Database 2017 : Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution (English)

The Global Findex Database 2017 presents key findings from the Global Findex database, with detailed insight into how adults in more than 140 economies access accounts, make payments, save, borrow, and manage risk. ... See More +

Publication 126033 APR 19, 2018

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Singer,Dorothe; Ansar,Saniya; Hess,Jake Richard Disclosed

Overcoming behavioral biases in job search : the value of action planning (English)

Job search is a largely self-regulated process, subject to behavioralbiases that lead to sub-optimal search and employment outcomes.Within this context, we designed, implemented and tested anaction-planning tool to promote greater job search intensity.We find that action planning helps unemployed youths to follow through on their job search intentions, and adopt a more efficient and effective search strategy. ... See More +

Brief 125797 APR 01, 2018

Carranza,Eliana; Pimkina,Svetlana Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Extension services have been implemented on a large scale in developing countries for decades. However, there is little evidence on their impact on the productivity and welfare of farmers. ... See More +

Brief 125802 APR 01, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Reflections of employers' gender preferences in job ads in India : an analysis of online job portal data (English)

Using online job portal data and probabilistic regression estimations, the paper investigates the explicit gender bias and salary gap in the Indian job market, reflected in more than 800,000 job recruitment advertisements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8379 MAR 26, 2018

Chowdhury,Afra Rahman; Areias,Ana Carolina; Imaizumi,Saori; Nomura,Shinsaku; Yamauchi,Futoshi Disclosed

Gender gap in earnings in Vietnam : why do Vietnamese women work in lower paid occupations? (English)

Despite making significant progress in educational attainment and labor force participation, women in Vietnam continue to earn less than men, which is partly explained by their sorting into lower paid occupations. ... See More +

Brief 124438 MAR 01, 2018

Chowdhury,Iffat Ara; Johnson,Hillary C.; Mannava,Aneesh; Perova,Elizaveta Disclosed

Gender gap in earnings in Vietnam : why do Vietnamese women work in lower paid occupations? (Vietnamese)

Despite making significant progress in educational attainment and labor force participation, women in Vietnam continue to earn less than men, which is partly explained by their sorting into lower paid occupations. ... See More +

Brief 124438 MAR 01, 2018

Chowdhury,Iffat Ara; Johnson,Hillary C.; Mannava,Aneesh; Perova,Elizaveta English Disclosed

How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)

As emphasized in Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific: A Companion Report to the World Development Report (World Bank 2012), gender inequality in access to economic opportunities, earnings, and productivity persists across East Asia and the Pacific. ... See More +

Brief 123960 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Gender streaming in Vietnam (English)

We examine the gender wage gap in Vietnam and show that a non-trivial part of the gap is associated with occupational sorting. We consider three explanations for why occupational sorting emerges. ... See More +

Working Paper 123477 JAN 01, 2018

Chowdhury,Iffat Ara; Johnson,Hillary C.; Mannava,Aneesh; Perova,Elizaveta Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote d'Ivoire : Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote D'Ivoire (English)

A gap between male and female farmers in agricultural production, both in terms of output and productivity, has been largely documented across Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 115015 MAY 01, 2017

Carranza,Eliana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Jones, Rachel; Rouanet, Léa Disclosed

Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote d'Ivoire : Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote D'Ivoire (French)

A gap between male and female farmers in agricultural production, both in terms of output and productivity, has been largely documented across Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 115015 MAY 01, 2017

Carranza,Eliana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Jones, Rachel; Rouanet, Léa Disclosed

The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)

Of the 10 most unequal countries in the world today, 7 are in Africa. Excluding these countries (five of which have populations of less than 5 million and most of which are in Southern Africa) and controlling for country-level income, Africa has consumption inequality levels comparable to developing countries in other parts of the world. ... See More +

Brief 105632 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaense, Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)

This paper investigates the extent to which the persistence of gender inequality might have constrained growth and productivity in Morocco. It does so through an overview of the recent (2000-2011) growth performance and the analysis of the structure of female employment over the last decade. ... See More +

Brief 102244 DEC 01, 2015

Marotta,Daniela; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Costing the gender gap (English)

In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. ... See More +

Brief 101723 DEC 01, 2015

Goldstein,Markus P.; Westman, Moa; Torkelsson,Asa Britta Disclosed

Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Ethiopia (English)

In developing countries, female entrepreneurs have low returns. Yet, the few women who cross over into traditionally male-dominated sectors double their profits. ... See More +

Brief 100247 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)

This paper decomposes the gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation along the earnings distribution for the period 1996-2011. The analysis uses a reweighted, recentered influence function decomposition that allows estimating the contribution of each covariate on the wage structure and composition effects along the earnings distribution. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125415 AUG 01, 2015

Atencio,Andrea; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)

A number of authors have argued that a worker’s occupation of employment is at least as important as the worker’s industry of employment in determining whether the worker will be hurt or helped by international trade. ... See More +

Journal Article 100221 JUN 01, 2015

Mclaren,John Edward; Artuc,Erhan Disclosed

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Gendered language (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 WPS8464 Policy Research Working Paper
The Global Findex Database 2017 : Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution (English)
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APR 19, 2018 126033 Publication
Overcoming behavioral biases in job search : the value of action planning (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125797 Brief
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125802 Brief
Reflections of employers' gender preferences in job ads in India : an analysis of online job portal data (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8379 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender gap in earnings in Vietnam : why do Vietnamese women work in lower paid occupations? (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124438 Brief
Gender gap in earnings in Vietnam : why do Vietnamese women work in lower paid occupations? (Vietnamese)
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MAR 01, 2018 124438 Brief English
How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123960 Brief
Gender streaming in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123477 Working Paper
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote d'Ivoire : Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote D'Ivoire (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115015 Brief
Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote d'Ivoire : Time and money : a study of labor constraints for female cotton producers in Cote D'Ivoire (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 115015 Brief
The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105632 Brief
Mexico - Reducing Inequality Of Educational Opportunity Project : audited financial statement for the period 14 September to 31 December, 2015 : México - Reducción de la desigualdad de oportunidad educativa proyecto : estados financieros auditados para el período 14 de septiembre al 31 de diciembre de 2015 (Spanish)
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DEC 31, 2015 108190 Auditing Document
Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102244 Brief
Costing the gender gap (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101723 Brief
Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Ethiopia (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100247 Brief
Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 125415 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Journal Article
Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 100221 Journal Article