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Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)

This report consists of seven chapters and is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the minimum wage policy, its historical evolution, and the current institutional context across ASEAN countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 87864 JAN 01, 2014

Carpio, Ximena Del; Pabon, Laura

Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)

Vote-buying is pervasive, but not everywhere. What explains significant variations across countries in the greater use of pre-electoral transfers to mobilize voters relative to the use of pre-electoral promises of post-electoral transfers? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6653 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip

Analysis of the severance pay scheme in the Republic of Croatia : current arrangements and changes to be considered (English)

The national severance pay scheme, its regulation in the law and in other sources, its practice and practical application, and all the amendments of the statutory basis are the consequence of considering individual and social implications of the termination of an employment contract or the termination of employment, in one of the ways regulated by the Labor Act. ... See More +

Working Paper 81626 SEP 01, 2013

Gotovac, Viktor; Drezgic, Sasa; Schuh, Ulrich Croatian

Analysis of the severance pay scheme in the Republic of Croatia : current arrangements and changes to be considered : Analiza sustava otpremnina u Republici Hrvatskoj : sadasnje uredenje i promisljanje izmjena (Croatian)

The national severance pay scheme, its regulation in the law and in other sources, its practice and practical application, and all the amendments of the statutory basis are the consequence of considering individual and social implications of the termination of an employment contract or the termination of employment, in one of the ways regulated by the Labor Act. ... See More +

Working Paper 81626 SEP 01, 2013

Gotovac, Viktor; Drezgic, Sasa; Schuh, Ulrich English

Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)

As developing economies continue to mature and enter the next phase of reforms, labor market issues and key policy instruments such as the minimum wage increasingly come to the forefront. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83542 JUL 30, 2013

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)

This paper first reviews the history of social insurance policy and coverage in urban China, documenting the evolution in the coverage of pensions and medical and unemployment insurance for both local residents and migrants, and highlighting obstacles to expanding coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6497 JUN 01, 2013

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

Mapping the legal gender gap in getting the job (English)

The main lesson from women, business and the law 2012 on legal gender inequality when it comes to getting a job is that there is room for improvement in all regions. ... See More +

Brief 83049 JAN 01, 2013

Bin-Humam, Yasmin; Kushnir, Khrystyna; Ramalho, Rita

World development report 2013 : jobs (Chinese)

The 2013 World Development Report on jobs helps to explain and analyze the connection between jobs and important dimensions of economic and social development. ... See More +

World Development Report 73068 JAN 01, 2013

Rama, Martin; Beegle, Kathleen; Hentschel, Jesko English

World development report 2013 : jobs (English)

The 2013 World Development Report on jobs helps to explain and analyze the connection between jobs and important dimensions of economic and social development. ... See More +

World Development Report 73068 OCT 01, 2012

Rama, Martin; Beegle, Kathleen; Hentschel, Jesko Chinese

Severance pay compliance in Indonesia (English)

This paper contributes new evidence from two large household surveys on the compliance of firms with severance pay regulations in Indonesia, and the extent to which changes in severance pay regulations could affect employment rigidity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5933 JAN 01, 2012

Brusentsev, Vera; Newhouse, David; Vroman, Wayne

Severance pay programs around the world : history, rationale, status, and reforms (English)

The paper examines severance pay programs around the world by providing the first ever overview of existing programs, examining their historic development, assessing their economic rationale and describing current reform attempts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62726 MAY 22, 2011

Holzmann, Robert; Pouget, Yann; Vodopivec, Milan; Weber, Michael

Audit Committee : minutes of meeting held on Monday, January 31, 2011 (English)

Minutes 61802 JAN 31, 2011

Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (English)

Minutes 61282 OCT 27, 2010

Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (English)

Minutes 61281 SEP 22, 2010

Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Monday, September 13, 2010 (English)

Minutes 61280 SEP 13, 2010

Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (English)

Minutes 61279 SEP 01, 2010

A practicionerapos;s guide to evaluating the impacts of labor market programs (English)

This note provides an introduction to the impact evaluation of labor market programs, with particular reference to developing countries. Its focus is on the main issues that need to be considered when planning an impact evaluation, including the importance of rigorous design for an evaluation, and on the statistical techniques used to estimate program impacts. ... See More +

Brief 52201 DEC 01, 2009

Fitzsimons, Emla; Vera-Hernandez, Marcos;

Non-performance of the severance pay program in Slovenia (English)

Combining information from the firm survey of labor costs with the information about claims filed with the Guarantee Fund by workers whose employers defaulted on their severance pay obligations, the paper analyzes the so-called non-performance problem of severance pay - the fact that coverage, and thus legal entitlement, does not guarantee the actual receipt of the benefit - as experienced in Slovenia in 2000. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47070 JAN 01, 2009

Vodopivec, Milan; Madzar, Lilijana; Dolenc, Primoz

Minimum wages in developing countries : helping or hurting workers? (English)

This policy note reviews the literature on the effects of minimum wages on labor markets in developing countries. The authors begin by elucidating the challenges to ascertaining these effects, especially in developing economies where a large segment of the workforce is not covered by minimum wage legislation (uncovered sector). ... See More +

Brief 47071 DEC 01, 2008

Terrell, Katherine; Almeida, Rita K.

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Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87864 Working Paper
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (English)
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NOV 13, 2013 83751 Minutes
Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6653 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of the severance pay scheme in the Republic of Croatia : current arrangements and changes to be considered (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81626 Working Paper Croatian
Analysis of the severance pay scheme in the Republic of Croatia : current arrangements and changes to be considered : Analiza sustava otpremnina u Republici Hrvatskoj : sadasnje uredenje i promisljanje izmjena (Croatian)
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SEP 01, 2013 81626 Working Paper English
Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)
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JUL 30, 2013 83542 Other Social Protection Study
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6497 Policy Research Working Paper
Mapping the legal gender gap in getting the job (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 83049 Brief
World development report 2013 : jobs (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2013 73068 World Development Report English
World development report 2013 : jobs (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73068 World Development Report Chinese
Severance pay compliance in Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5933 Policy Research Working Paper
Severance pay programs around the world : history, rationale, status, and reforms (English)
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MAY 22, 2011 62726 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Audit Committee : minutes of meeting held on Monday, January 31, 2011 (English)
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JAN 31, 2011 61802 Minutes
Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (English)
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OCT 27, 2010 61282 Minutes
Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (English)
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SEP 22, 2010 61281 Minutes
Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Monday, September 13, 2010 (English)
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SEP 13, 2010 61280 Minutes
Audit Committee (AC) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 61279 Minutes
A practicionerapos;s guide to evaluating the impacts of labor market programs (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 52201 Brief
Non-performance of the severance pay program in Slovenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47070 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Minimum wages in developing countries : helping or hurting workers? (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47071 Brief