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Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealand's RSE program (English)

Seasonal worker programs are increasingly seen as offering the potential to be part of international development policy. New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer program is one of the first and most prominent of programs designed with this perspective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6762 JAN 01, 2014

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David

Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)

Informal employment is ubiquitous in developing countries, but few studies have estimated workers' switching costs between informal and formal employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6614 SEP 01, 2013

Arias, Javier; Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)

Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6556 AUG 01, 2013

Lederman, Daniel; Artuc, Erhan; Porto, Guido

China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)

This paper presents empirical evidence from household and firm survey data collected during 2009-2010 on the implementation of the 2008 Labor Contract Law and its effects on China's workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

Giles, John; Park, Albert; Wang, Meiyan; Gallagher, Mary

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations : amendment (English)

The objective of the Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina is to improve the operational performance and safety of commercial and leisure vessels on the Sava River, thereby contributing to improved utilization of the river ports. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4213 JUN 01, 2013

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 70130 MAR 15, 2013

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 80803 MAR 15, 2013

Turkish

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle : Turkiye - Ekonomik dalgalanma boyunca isgucupiyasalarinin yonetimi (Turkish)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 80803 MAR 15, 2013

English

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IA category no. 4 (old marking: M-5) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 JAN 01, 2013

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 23 (old marking: M-4) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 DEC 01, 2012

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 20 (old marking: M-7) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 DEC 01, 2012

Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in Africa (English)

Using an extraordinarily rich panel dataset from Ghana, this paper explores the nature of self-employment and informality in developing countries through the analysis of self-reported happiness with work and life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6244 OCT 01, 2012

Sarrias, Mauricio; Falco, Paolo; Maloney, William F.; Rijkers, Bob

Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka's demographic transition has significantly shaped the age distribution of the labor force and created a large working age population (World Bank 2008). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74171 OCT 01, 2012

Sinha, Nistha

Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)

A number of authors have argued that a worker's occupation of employment is at least as important as the worker's industry of employment in determining whether the worker will be hurt or helped by international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6194 SEP 01, 2012

Artuc, Erhan; McLaren, John

ThE-Junction newsletter (forty ninth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: a letter from Julie Oyegun; Junior Professionals Program for Afro-Descendants (JPPAD): diversity in the ranks; and measuring LGBT inclusion in corporate America. ... See More +

Newsletter 72145 AUG 28, 2012

Jobless growth ? Okun's law in East Asia (English)

Was economic growth in East Asia jobless? This paper addresses this question using data from eight East Asian countries during the period between 1997 and 2011 to estimate the Okun's Law Coefficient, which captures the relationship between growth and employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6156 AUG 01, 2012

Hanusch, Marek

Informal employment in urban China : measurement and implications (English)

Because of China's socialist legacy, until recently little attention has been paid to the rise of informal employment. Under planning urban workers enjoyed guaranteed employment, housing, pensions, and health care. ... See More +

Working Paper 77737 JUL 01, 2012

Park, Albert; Wu, Yaowu; Du, Yang

China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinese workers (English)

The authors present empirical evidence from household and firm survey data collected during 2009-2010 on how well the 2008 labor contract law has been implemented and what its impact has been on Chinese workers. ... See More +

Working Paper 78179 JUN 16, 2012

Gallagher, Mary; Giles; John; Park; Albert; Wang, Meiyan

Recent labor market performance in Vietnam through a gender lens (English)

This paper provides an overview of the recent performance of the labor market in Vietnam during the Great Recession. The analysis uses data from the Labor Force Survey and the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6056 MAY 01, 2012

Pierre, Gaelle

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Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88890 Publication
Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealand's RSE program (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6762 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6614 Policy Research Working Paper
A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6556 Policy Research Working Paper
China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6542 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations : amendment (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 E4213 Environmental Assessment
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)
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MAR 15, 2013 70130 Country Economic Memorandum
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)
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MAR 15, 2013 80803 Other Infrastructure Study Turkish
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle : Turkiye - Ekonomik dalgalanma boyunca isgucupiyasalarinin yonetimi (Turkish)
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MAR 15, 2013 80803 Other Infrastructure Study English
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IA category no. 4 (old marking: M-5) (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 23 (old marking: M-4) (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 20 (old marking: M-7) (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6244 Policy Research Working Paper
Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74171 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2012 WPS6194 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (forty ninth edition) (English)
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AUG 28, 2012 72145 Newsletter
Jobless growth ? Okun's law in East Asia (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6156 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal employment in urban China : measurement and implications (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 77737 Working Paper
China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinese workers (English)
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JUN 16, 2012 78179 Working Paper
Recent labor market performance in Vietnam through a gender lens (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6056 Policy Research Working Paper