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Incidence of the Digital Economy and Frictional Unemployment : International Evidence (English)

This paper is the first to quantify the relationship between the incidence of the digital economy and long-term frictional unemployment across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9170 MAR 02, 2020

Lederman,Daniel; Zouaidi,Marwane Disclosed

Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Development of Labor Statistics in the CIS region - P150038 (English)

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00004918 AUG 26, 2019

Shabalina,Olga Vadimovna Disclosed

Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation : Informal Employment and Worker’s Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)

This paper finds that informal workers are more likely to have inferior work conditions, but do not necessarily report worse subjective well-being. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141101 AUG 20, 2019

Kim,Yeon Soo; Matytsin,Mikhail; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Disclosed

Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)

This paper finds that informal workers are more likely to have inferior work conditions, but do not necessarily report worse subjective well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8989 AUG 20, 2019

Kim,Yeon Soo; Matytsin,Mikhail; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Disclosed

Informality, Harassment, and Corruption : Evidence from Informal Enterprise Data from Harare, Zimbabwe (English)

New representative survey data for Harare, Zimbabwe are used to analyze the conditions under which informal businesses encounter requests for bribes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8918 JUN 26, 2019

Francis,David C. Disclosed

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

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

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

Sanghi,Apurva; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Posarac,Aleksandra Russian Disclosed

Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)

This paper explores the effects of a large minimum wage hike on firm exits from the formal economy, and its associated impacts on employment and informality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8749 FEB 15, 2019

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Acar,Aysenur; Makovec,Mattia 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

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Incidence of the Digital Economy and Frictional Unemployment : International Evidence (English)
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MAR 02, 2020 WPS9170 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Development of Labor Statistics in the CIS region - P150038 (English)
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AUG 26, 2019 ICR00004918 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation : Informal Employment and Worker’s Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 141101 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8989 Policy Research Working Paper
Informality, Harassment, and Corruption : Evidence from Informal Enterprise Data from Harare, Zimbabwe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 WPS8918 Policy Research Working Paper
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper English
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (English)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper Russian
Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)
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FEB 15, 2019 WPS8749 Policy Research Working Paper
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