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Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)

Growing informal employment in Russia raises concerns about fiscal sustainability, productivity, and social protection. Cutting through various data and definitions, this report finds one consistent outcome: informal employment is on the rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 137576 JUN 06, 2019

English Disclosed

Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)

In a typical developing country, about 70 percent of workers and 30 percent of production are informal. Informality is a cause and a consequence of the lack of economic and institutional development. ... See More +

Brief 133110 DEC 19, 2018

Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Development Of Labor Statistics in the Cis Region : Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan 130065 SEP 21, 2018

Disclosed

Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)

This paper offers evidence on the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment and informal employment, and identifies some of the lessons learned on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8030 APR 18, 2017

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Pabon,Laura M. Disclosed

Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017 (English)

Labor markets in the Western Balkan countries, comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, are characterized by low employment rates and high unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 113922 APR 01, 2017

Vidovic, Hermine; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Mara, Isilda; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Trends and Linkages in Schooling and Work Among Cambodian Youth : A Synthetic Panel Analysis - Policy Note (English)

Other Education Study 136508 OCT 30, 2016

Huang,Haijing; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

Informality in the process of development and growth (English)

"Informality" is a term used to describe the collection of firms, workers, and activities that operate outside the legal and regulatory systems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7858 OCT 12, 2016

Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)

This paper examines the earnings premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries. Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own-account workers, employers and own-account professionals, informal wage employees, and formal wage employees. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7530 JAN 07, 2016

Gindling,T. H.; Mossaad,Nadwa; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Nelson Mandela, South Africa, and the World Bank Group (English)

With Nelson Mandela’s passing on 5 December 2013, South Africa and the world lost one of its great political, social, and revolutionary figures. ... See More +

Working Paper 104720 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the World (English)

This paper examines the earnings premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries.Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own account workers, employers and own-account professionals, informal wage employees, and formal wage employees. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125441 JAN 01, 2016

Gindling,T. H.; Mossaad,Nadwa; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Bodor,Andras; Gatti,Roberta V.; Silva,Joana C. G. Disclosed

Informal economy and the World Bank (English)

Many countries have expressed an interest in the size, performance and motivation of the informal sector, especially where the informal sector provides the livelihood and employment for a critical segment of the population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6888 MAY 01, 2014

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Benjamin,Nancy Claire; Recanatini,Francesca; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Universal health coverage and the challenge of informal employment : lessons from developing countries (English)

The aim of the report is to review existing approaches and available policy options to improve access to health care services and financial protection against health shocks for informal-sector workers (ISWs). ... See More +

Working Paper 87077 JAN 01, 2014

Bitran, Ricardo Disclosed

Effects of Colombia’s social protection system on workers’ choice between formal and informal employment (English)

The authors examine whether the Colombian government’s expansion of social programs in the early 1990s, particularly the publicly provided health insurance, discouraged formal employment. ... See More +

Journal Article 112412 SEP 05, 2013

Camacho,Adriana; Conover, Emily; Hoyos Guerrero,Alejandro Disclosed

Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)

Informal employment is ubiquitous in developing countries, but few studies have estimated workers' switching costs between informal and formal employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6614 SEP 01, 2013

Arias, Javier; Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego Disclosed

Effects of Colombia's social protection system on workers' choice between formal and informal employment (English)

This paper examines whether the Colombian government's expansion of social programs in the early 1990s, particularly the publicly provided health insurance, discouraged formal employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6564 AUG 01, 2013

Camacho, Adriana; Conover, Emily; Hoyos, Alejandro Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement for EU Contributions to TF071818 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement MAR 14, 2013

Goldstein,Daria Disclosed

Informal employment in urban China : measurement and implications (English)

Because of China's socialist legacy, until recently little attention has been paid to the rise of informal employment. Under planning urban workers enjoyed guaranteed employment, housing, pensions, and health care. ... See More +

Working Paper 77737 JUL 01, 2012

Park, Albert; Wu, Yaowu; Du, Yang Disclosed

In from the shadow : integrating Europe's informal labor (English)

This book is about Magda and Jacek and millions of others like them, who earn a living working full- or part-time in Europe's untaxed markets for goods, services, and labor. ... See More +

Publication 70602 JUN 20, 2012

Packard, Truman; Koettl, Johannes; Montenegro, Claudio E. Disclosed

Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries (English)

Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 70500 JUN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper English
Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133110 Brief
Europe and Central Asia - Development Of Labor Statistics in the Cis Region : Procurement Plan (English)
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SEP 21, 2018 130065 Procurement Plan
Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8030 Policy Research Working Paper
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113922 Working Paper
Trends and Linkages in Schooling and Work Among Cambodian Youth : A Synthetic Panel Analysis - Policy Note (English)
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OCT 30, 2016 136508 Other Education Study
Informality in the process of development and growth (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 WPS7858 Policy Research Working Paper
Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 WPS7530 Policy Research Working Paper
Nelson Mandela, South Africa, and the World Bank Group (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104720 Working Paper
Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the World (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 125441 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Informal economy and the World Bank (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6888 Policy Research Working Paper
Universal health coverage and the challenge of informal employment : lessons from developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87077 Working Paper
Effects of Colombia’s social protection system on workers’ choice between formal and informal employment (English)
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SEP 05, 2013 112412 Journal Article
Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6614 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of Colombia's social protection system on workers' choice between formal and informal employment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6564 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement for EU Contributions to TF071818 (English)
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MAR 14, 2013 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Informal employment in urban China : measurement and implications (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2012 77737 Working Paper
In from the shadow : integrating Europe's informal labor (English)
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JUN 20, 2012 70602 Publication
Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 70500 Working Paper