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FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)

Foreign direct investment may play an important role in transferring technologies from high-income to emerging economies, which can lead to uneven effects on the wages of skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8613 OCT 12, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Nayyar,Gaurav; Toews,Gerhard; Vezina,Pierre-Louis Disclosed

Exporting Firms and the Demand for Skilled Tasks (English)

This paper explores the link between exports and the demand for skilled tasks. Using the Chilean Encuesta Nacional Industrial Anual (ENIA), an annual census of manufacturing firms, the analysis first shows that Chilean exporters utilize more skills than Chilean non-exporters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8603 OCT 04, 2018

Brambilla,Irene; Lederman,Daniel; Porto,Guido Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project - P154525 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33749 SEP 14, 2018

Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (English)

Bilateral labor agreements (BLAs) play an important role in facilitating temporary labor mobility across borders, especially for low-skilled workers, and promote mutually beneficial economic gains for all involved - workers and employers as well as sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 130027 JUL 01, 2018

Disclosed

Western Balkans - Demand for skills in Albania : an analysis of the skills towards employment and productivity survey (English)

The ‘Skills Towards Employment and Productivity Employer Survey’ (or STEP Employer Survey) provides new and important insights into measuring the transversal skill sets valued by employers. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000220 JUN 18, 2018

Santillana Farakos, Ana María; Kelmendi,Flora; Inoue,Keiko; Honorati,Maddalena; Kupets,Olga; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Miyamoto,Koji; Valerio, Alexandra Disclosed

Skills and Europe’s labor market : how technological change and other drivers of skill demand and supply are shaping Europe’s labor market (English)

This report complements the recent World Bank publication, Growing United: Upgrading Europe’s Convergence Machine (Bodewig, C., Ridao-Cano, C., 2018). ... See More +

Working Paper 127183 MAY 29, 2018

Hoftijzer,Margo A.; Gortazar,Lucas Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) - P145502 - Sequence No : 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30378 MAY 01, 2018

Engman,Michael Olavi Disclosed

Closer, but no cigar : intergenerational mobility across caste groups in India (English)

This paper compares the intergenerational mobility of educational and occupational attainment of men from disadvantaged groups (Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)) in India with the intergenerational mobility of men outside these groups during 1983-2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8401 APR 11, 2018

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Policy makers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will like to understand how best to leverage recent and ongoing global, business-relevant technologies to support productivity upgrading with inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 125044 APR 06, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Packard,Truman G. Spanish Disclosed

The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Policy makers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will like to understand how best to leverage recent and ongoing global, business-relevant technologies to support productivity upgrading with inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 125044 APR 06, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Packard,Truman G. English Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) - P145502 (English)

The objective of the Technology Center Systems Project is to enhance the productivity of MSMEs by improving their access to technology and business advisory services as well as skilled workers through systems of financially sustainable Technology Centers (TCs). ... See More +

Project Paper RES30302 MAR 09, 2018

Engman,Michael Olavi Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : a brief review of the academic migration literature (English)

This paper presents key findings on the international experience with migration, focusing on the implications for a developing nation that is a country of origin. ... See More +

Working Paper 122986 JAN 01, 2018

Nyarko,Yaw; Abi Nahed Chartouni,Carole Disclosed

The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

While adoption of new technologies is understood to enhance long-term growth and average per capita incomes, its impact on low-skilled workers is more complex and merits clarification. ... See More +

Publication 125160 JAN 01, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Packard,Truman G. Disclosed

Missing skills : results of the skills module of the Moldovan Labor Market Forecast Survey (English)

Moldovan employers report that inadequate technical skills, poor work ethic, and lack of motivation among the workforce have a negative impact on the performance of their firms. ... See More +

Working Paper 121666 NOV 01, 2017

Levin,Victoria; Rutkowski,Jan J.; Bargu,Ali Disclosed

India - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) : P145502 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR29836 OCT 31, 2017

Engman,Michael Olavi Disclosed

The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)

There is a strong concern that technology is increasingly replacing routine tasks, displacing lower-skilled workers. Labor market institutions exist to protect workers from shocks but, by increasing labor costs, labor policy may also constrain firms from adjusting the workforce and, hence, from fully benefiting from technology adoption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8187 SEP 08, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Corseuil,Carlos H. L.; Poole,Jennifer Pamela Disclosed

Online exports and the wage gap (English)

The development of the Internet is often seen as a source of demand for skilled workers and therefore a potential driver of the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8160 AUG 07, 2017

Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)

A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8110 JUN 23, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

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FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporting Firms and the Demand for Skilled Tasks (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 WPS8603 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project - P154525 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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SEP 14, 2018 ISR33749 Implementation Status and Results Report
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 130027 Working Paper
Western Balkans - Demand for skills in Albania : an analysis of the skills towards employment and productivity survey (English)
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JUN 18, 2018 AUS0000220 Working Paper
Skills and Europe’s labor market : how technological change and other drivers of skill demand and supply are shaping Europe’s labor market (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 127183 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) - P145502 - Sequence No : 09 (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 ISR30378 Implementation Status and Results Report
Closer, but no cigar : intergenerational mobility across caste groups in India (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8401 Policy Research Working Paper
The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 06, 2018 125044 Publication Spanish
The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
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APR 06, 2018 125044 Publication English
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) - P145502 (English)
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MAR 09, 2018 RES30302 Project Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : a brief review of the academic migration literature (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122986 Working Paper
The jobs of tomorrow : technology, productivity, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125160 Publication
Missing skills : results of the skills module of the Moldovan Labor Market Forecast Survey (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121666 Working Paper
India - TECHNOLOGY CENTER SYSTEMS PROJECT (TCSP) : P145502 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)
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OCT 31, 2017 ISR29836 Implementation Status and Results Report
The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8187 Policy Research Working Paper
Online exports and the wage gap (English)
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AUG 07, 2017 WPS8160 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8110 Policy Research Working Paper
Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8092 Policy Research Working Paper