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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

Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)

A key prediction of dynamic labor demand models is that firing restrictions attenuate firms’ employment responses to economic fluctuations. The authors provide the first direct test of this prediction using data from India. ... See More +

Journal Article 127014 JAN 01, 2018

Adhvaryu,Achyuta R.; Chari, A. V.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Wage inequality in Latin America : understanding the past to prepare for the future (English)

What caused the decline in wage inequality of the 2000s in Latin America? Looking to the future, will the current economic slowdown be regressive? ... See More +

Publication 122492 DEC 28, 2017

Silva,Joana C. G.; Messina,Julián Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement between the European Commission on behalf of the European Union and IBRD for Contribution to TF072965 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 15, 2017

Goldstein,Daria Disclosed

Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)

This paper estimates the effect of China’s exchange rate changes on exports of developing countries in third markets. The degree ofcompetition between China and its developing country competitors in specific products and destinations plays a key role in the identification strategy. ... See More +

Journal Article 122572 NOV 01, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mishra,Prachi; Subramanian,Arvind Disclosed

The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)

This paper studies the impact of migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal. Between 2001 and 2011, the share of male working age population abroad more than doubled, mostly due to young men leaving to work in Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8232 NOV 01, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)

This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8228 OCT 30, 2017

Akogun,Oladele B; Dillon,Andrew S.; Friedman,Jed; Prasann,Ashesh; Serneels,Pieter Maria Disclosed

Technological change and the labor market in Argentina and Uruguay : a task content analysis (English)

The objective of this paper is to analyze the employment profile trends in Argentina and Uruguay according to the task content performed by the workers in their jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8215 OCT 12, 2017

Apella,Ignacio Raul; Zunino,Gonzalo Disclosed

Preschool availability and female labor force participation : evidence from Indonesia (English)

Female labor force participation (FLFP) in Indonesia lags behind other countries in the region and has remained more or less unchanged since 1990. ... See More +

Working Paper 123476 OCT 01, 2017

Halim,Daniel Zefanya; Johnson,Hillary C.; Perova,Elizaveta Disclosed

Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)

Over the past several decades, the Philippines has dramatically increased the average education level of its labor force. The country has made especially significant progress in expanding access to secondary and tertiary education. ... See More +

Publication 120135 SEP 22, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Igarashi,Takiko; Olfindo,Rosechin Tomes; Rutkowski,Jan J. Disclosed

Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : պայմանների ապահովում բնագիտության, տեխնոլոգիայի, ճարտարագիտության և մաթեմատիկայի (STEM) բնագավառներում (Armenian,Luhya)

This report summarizes the challenges facing Armenian women at school and in the workplace with a special focus on STEM-related employment. As the world transitions to an increasingly digital economy, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will become a powerful driver of economic growth in the twenty-first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21924 MAR 01, 2017

Inoue,Keiko; Bailey,Laura E.; Aedo Inostroza,Mario Cristian Disclosed

Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America (English)

Since the early 2000s, after a long period of wide and persistent gaps, Latin America has experienced a steady decline in income inequality. This paper presents evidence of a trend reversal in labor income inequality, which is considered the main factor behind such a decline in income inequality across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7795 AUG 15, 2016

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lustig,Nora; Valderrama,Daniel Disclosed

Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Rezultatet e anketës së fuqisë : punëtore 2015 në Kosovë (Basque,Albanian)

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

Disclosed

Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the impacts of agricultural productivity on employment growth and structural transformation of non-farm activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7685 MAY 24, 2016

Shilpi,Forhad J.; Emran,Shahe Disclosed

Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity (English)

This paper uses a large national household panel from 1999/2000 and 2007/08 to analyze the short-term effects of India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on wages, labor supply, agricultural labor use, and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7665 MAY 09, 2016

Deininger,Klaus W.; Nagarajan,Hari Krishnan; Singh,Sudhir K. Disclosed

When do gender wage differences emerge? : a study of Azerbaijan’s labor market (English)

Building on recent analyses that find a sizeable overall gender wage gap in Azerbaijan's workforce, this paper uses data on young workers in their early years in the labor market to understand how gender wage gaps evolve over time, if at all. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125656 MAR 01, 2016

Pastore,Francesco; Sattar,Sarosh; Sinha,Nistha; Tiongson,Erwin H. R. Disclosed

Why should we care about care? : the role of childcare and eldercare in Kosovo (English)

Despite an increase in female labor participation between 2012 and 2013, 79 percent of women of working age remain out of the labor market in Kosovo. ... See More +

Working Paper 124371 SEP 09, 2015

Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Rosen,Beth Zikronah; Aritomi,Tami; Flanagan,Julianna; Rodriguez Chamussy,Lourdes Disclosed

Why should we care about care? The role of childcare and eldercare in Kosovo (English)

This note examines the provision of childcare and eldercare in Kosovo with an emphasis on the availability, price, and quality of care, and suggests policy priorities that address the identified challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 124363 SEP 09, 2015

Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Rosen,Beth Zikronah; Aritomi,Paola Tami; Thurau,Julianna Flanagan; Rodriguez Chamussy,Lourdes Disclosed

Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation (English)

The impact of immigration on native workers is driven by two countervailing forces: the degree of substitutability between natives and immigrants, and the increased demand for native workers as immigrants reduce the cost of production and output expands. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6900 JUN 01, 2014

Ozden,Caglar; Wagner,Mathis Christoph Disclosed

Overview of performance standards on environmental and social sustainability : performance standard 2 - labor and working conditions (English)

International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) sustainability framework articulates the Corporation’s strategic commitment to sustainable development, and is an integral part of IFC’s approach to risk management. ... See More +

Working Paper 113838 JAN 01, 2012

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, Turkish Disclosed

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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
Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127014 Journal Article
Wage inequality in Latin America : understanding the past to prepare for the future (English)
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DEC 28, 2017 122492 Publication
Official Documents- Administration Agreement between the European Commission on behalf of the European Union and IBRD for Contribution to TF072965 (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122572 Journal Article
The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 WPS8232 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8228 Policy Research Working Paper
Technological change and the labor market in Argentina and Uruguay : a task content analysis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 WPS8215 Policy Research Working Paper
Preschool availability and female labor force participation : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 123476 Working Paper
Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120135 Publication
Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : պայմանների ապահովում բնագիտության, տեխնոլոգիայի, ճարտարագիտության և մաթեմատիկայի (STEM) բնագավառներում (Armenian,Luhya)
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MAR 01, 2017 ACS21924 Working Paper
Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7795 Policy Research Working Paper
Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Rezultatet e anketës së fuqisë : punëtore 2015 në Kosovë (Basque,Albanian)
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JUN 01, 2016 108798 Working Paper
Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7685 Policy Research Working Paper
Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7665 Policy Research Working Paper
When do gender wage differences emerge? : a study of Azerbaijan’s labor market (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 125656 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Why should we care about care? : the role of childcare and eldercare in Kosovo (English)
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SEP 09, 2015 124371 Working Paper
Why should we care about care? The role of childcare and eldercare in Kosovo (English)
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SEP 09, 2015 124363 Working Paper
Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6900 Policy Research Working Paper
Overview of performance standards on environmental and social sustainability : performance standard 2 - labor and working conditions (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 113838 Working Paper Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, Turkish