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How chronic depression affects welfare in a context of conflicts (English)

A new study in Nigeria shows that chronic depression is associated with a lower labor force participation and reduced investments in children’s schooling. ... See More +

Brief 123248 FEB 05, 2018

Disclosed

Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)

This paper explores the impact of the adoption of information and communications technology on firm performance and labor market outcomes using a firm survey from the manufacturing sector in Argentina. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8325 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene; Tortarolo,Darío Disclosed

Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)

This paper develops a theoretical framework that expands the task-based models of technical progress and labor markets to allow for firm heterogeneity and wages that vary across firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8326 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene Disclosed

Can mothers afford to work in Poland : labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs (English)

This paper analyzes the incentives to labor supply faced by families, particularly mothers, with young children in the context of a recently introduced fertility promotion benefit in Poland. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8295 JAN 08, 2018

Bargu,Ali; Morgandi,Matteo Disclosed

Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)

This note provides practical solutions for addressing the labor-related barriers that impede Bhutan's private sector employment growth: (i) lack of workers with relevant experience and skills, (ii) restrictions on employing non-Bhutanese workers, and (iii) lack of interest among Bhutanese workers in private sector employment opportunities (Enterprise Survey 2015). ... See More +

Working Paper 121485 NOV 01, 2017

Denisova,Anastasiya; Santini,Massimiliano; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

The economics of Kretek rolling in Indonesia (English)

This report identifies the socioeconomic and labor market characteristics of kretek workers and their households from two large kretek producing districts. ... See More +

Working Paper 120353 SEP 22, 2017

Nargis,Nigar; Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Araujo,Edson Correia; Harimurti,Pandu; Drope, Jeffrey; Li, Qing; Durazo,Josefine; Kartaadipoetra,Firman Witoelar; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah 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 Winter; Rouanet,Lea Marie French 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 Winter; Rouanet,Lea Marie English Disclosed

Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)

This paper uses successive rounds of National Sample Survey Organization data from 1993-94 to 2011-12, and draws from census data. This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision and the recent the drop. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8024 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Dasgupta,Basab; Joseph,George; Abraham,Vinoj; Correia,Maria C. 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

Statement of loans for March 2017 : South Asia Region (English)

Working Paper 114515 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)

Working Paper 114513 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2017 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 114512 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize (English)

This is a background paper to the Pacific Possible report. The paper proposes a series reforms to enhance labor mobility opportunities for Pacific Island countries. ... See More +

Publication 119105 FEB 01, 2017

Curtain,Richard Leigh; Dornan,Matthew Selwyn; Doyle,Jesse Jon Gerome; Howes,Stephen Disclosed

Jordan - Support Building Active Labor Market Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 109887 NOV 01, 2016

Disclosed

Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Anketa o radnoj snazi : rezultati za Kosovo 2015 (Serbian)

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) began conducting the Labor Force Survey (LFS) in 2001 and then undertook LFS on an almost annual basis until 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 108798 JUN 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Forever young? Swaziland country brief (English)

The demographic transition took up in the late 1970s in Swaziland, brought about by a sustained fall in total fertility rate. As a response to the drop in infant and child mortality (falling by over 60 per cent between 1950 and 1990), the average number of children per woman has declined from 6.7 in 1950 to 3.2 in 2015. ... See More +

Brief 108993 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) places great emphasis on the creation of a sufficient number of high-quality jobs to achieve full employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 110896 JAN 01, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Rajbhandary,Jasmine; Denisova,Anastasiya; Kuddo,Arvo; Mete,Cem; Moubarak,Amr S.; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Bangladesh - Northern Areas Reduction-Of-Poverty Initiative Project : audited financial statements and auditor's report as on June 30, 2015 (English)

Auditing Document 110568 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in Urban India? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wage and education levels, married women’s labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Journal Article 112477 MAR 18, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

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How chronic depression affects welfare in a context of conflicts (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123248 Brief
Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8325 Policy Research Working Paper
Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8326 Policy Research Working Paper
Can mothers afford to work in Poland : labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8295 Policy Research Working Paper
Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121485 Working Paper
The economics of Kretek rolling in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120353 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 French
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 English
Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8024 Policy Research Working Paper
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113922 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : South Asia Region (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114515 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114513 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114512 Working Paper
Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 119105 Publication
Jordan - Support Building Active Labor Market Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 109887 Procurement Plan
Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Anketa o radnoj snazi : rezultati za Kosovo 2015 (Serbian)
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JUN 01, 2016 108798 Working Paper English
Forever young? Swaziland country brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 108993 Brief
Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110896 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Northern Areas Reduction-Of-Poverty Initiative Project : audited financial statements and auditor's report as on June 30, 2015 (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 110568 Auditing Document
What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in Urban India? (English)
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MAR 18, 2015 112477 Journal Article