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Uncertainty in Ex-Ante Poverty and Income Distribution : Insights from Output Growth and Natural Resource Country Typologies (English)

This paper studies future poverty, inequality, and shared prosperity outcomes using a panel data set with 150 countries over 1980-2014. The findings suggest that global extreme poverty will decrease in absolute and relative terms in the period 2015-2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8841 MAY 02, 2019

Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Poverty Convergence with Stagnation (and Redistribution) (English)

This paper exploits a novel data-set to provide unambiguous evidence of convergence in income, poverty, and inequality across Mexico's municipalities over 1992-2014 in a context of stagnant overall economic growth. ... See More +

Report 136517 APR 08, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Lopez-Calvay,Luis F.; Ortiz-Juarezz,Eduardo Disclosed

Sweden : Adjoining the Guarantee Pension with NDC (English)

This paper analyzes old-age incomes in Sweden from a pension policy perspective, focusing on both the economic position of elderly citizens and the redistributive effects of the pension system’s different parts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136557 APR 01, 2019

Nelson,Kenneth; Nieuwenhuis,Rense; Alm,Susanne Disclosed

World Bank Group Research Newsletter (April 2019) (English)

The April newsletter focuses on a decade’s worth of research on how cities have evolved in many of the world’s poorest countries. History demonstrates that the underlying economic structure of cities can vary significantly. ... See More +

Newsletter 137114 APR 01, 2019

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34910 MAR 11, 2019

Larsen,Kurt Disclosed

Long-Term Evolution of Inequality of Opportunity (English)

The main goal of this paper is to document and analyze the long-term evolution of inequality of opportunity and thus extend the recent empirical literature, which is mainly concerned with its measurement at a specific point in time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8700 JAN 15, 2019

Bussolo,Maurizio; Checchi,Daniele; Peragine,Vito Disclosed

Global Economic Prospects : Darkening Skies (English)

Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. ... See More +

Publication 133493 JAN 08, 2019

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Water Services Institutional Support II - P149377 - Sequence No : 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34189 DEC 03, 2018

Kirchner,Lizmara Disclosed

Pakistan - National Foods Limited Food Manufacturing : Retaining Top Talent Through Family-Friendly Policies (English)

Pakistan’s economy is presently growing at just under 6 percent annually. The country’s GDP could grow by 30 percent if women and men participated equally in the workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 134149 DEC 01, 2018

Kolb,Henriette; Hashimi, Fuad; Zehra Nasir, Rudaba; Essmat,Sammar; Mohamed,Yasmin Galal Mostafa; Shekha, Nazish; Laiq, Sara; Muhtashim,Zunee; Mirmotahari,Farzin; Daley,Sanola Alexia Disclosed

Pakistan - Packages Limited Manufacturing : Advancing Gender Diversity through Equal Opportunity Recruitment Practices : Case Study (English)

Pakistan’s economy is presently growing at just under 6 percent annually. The country’s GDP could grow by 30 percent if women and men participated equally in the workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 134148 DEC 01, 2018

Kolb,Henriette; Hashimi, Fuad; Zehra Nasir, Rudaba; Essmat,Sammar; Mohamed,Yasmin Galal Mostafa; Shekha, Nazish; Laiq, Sara; Muhtashim,Zunee; Mirmotahari,Farzin; Daley,Sanola Alexia Disclosed

Vertical and Horizontal Redistribution : The Cases of Western and Eastern Europe (English)

European countries have the world's most redistributive tax and transfer systems. Although they have been well equipped to deal with vertical inequality -- that is, fostering redistribution from the rich to the poor -- less is known about their performance in dealing with horizontal inequality, that is, in redistributing among socioeconomic groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8657 NOV 29, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Krolage,Carla; Makovec,Mattia; Peichl,Andreas; Stockli,Marc; Torre,Ivan; Wittneben,Christian Disclosed

Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)

Earnings inequality and job polarization have increased significantly in several countries since the early 1990s. Using data from European countries covering a 20-year period, this paper provides new evidence that the decline of middle-skilled occupations and the simultaneous increase of high- and low-skilled occupations are important factors accounting for the rise of inequality, especially at the bottom of the distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8652 NOV 26, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Torre,Ivan; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Georgia indebtedness poverty note : analysis based on integrated household survey (English)

There is considerable public concern about the level of household indebtedness in Georgia. The new regulation expected to come into force on November 1, 2018 addresses this concern by enforcing the responsible credit framework targeting commercial banks. ... See More +

Report 137425 NOV 05, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Cancho,Cesar A.; Nozaki,Natsuko Kiso Disclosed

Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

To compare welfare aggregates over time and across space, the World Bank's global poverty estimates incorporate temporal and spatial price adjustments, as well as currency changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129963 SEP 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Corral,Paul A.; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)

This paper proposes a model-based approach to estimate income boundaries for identifying the middle class in Kazakhstan over 2003-15. The approach exploits the subjective evaluation of Kazakhstan households about their social status, relating self-declared social class membership to income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8568 AUG 27, 2018

Pittau,M. Grazia; Zelli,Roberto Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33408 AUG 10, 2018

Larsen,Kurt Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Inequality in earnings and adverse shocks in early adulthood (English)

The inequality of opportunity theory postulates that achievement gaps arising because of factors beyond the individual's control are morally unacceptable and should therefore be compensated by society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8538 AUG 03, 2018

Adoho,Franck M.; Tien,Bienvenue Disclosed

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Uncertainty in Ex-Ante Poverty and Income Distribution : Insights from Output Growth and Natural Resource Country Typologies (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 WPS8841 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty Convergence with Stagnation (and Redistribution) (English)
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APR 08, 2019 136517 Report
Sweden : Adjoining the Guarantee Pension with NDC (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136557 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
World Bank Group Research Newsletter (April 2019) (English)
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APR 01, 2019 137114 Newsletter
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 04 (English)
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MAR 11, 2019 ISR34910 Implementation Status and Results Report
Long-Term Evolution of Inequality of Opportunity (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 WPS8700 Policy Research Working Paper
Global Economic Prospects : Darkening Skies (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 133493 Publication
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Water Services Institutional Support II - P149377 - Sequence No : 06 (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 ISR34189 Implementation Status and Results Report
Pakistan - National Foods Limited Food Manufacturing : Retaining Top Talent Through Family-Friendly Policies (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134149 Working Paper
Pakistan - Packages Limited Manufacturing : Advancing Gender Diversity through Equal Opportunity Recruitment Practices : Case Study (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134148 Working Paper
Vertical and Horizontal Redistribution : The Cases of Western and Eastern Europe (English)
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NOV 29, 2018 WPS8657 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8652 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia indebtedness poverty note : analysis based on integrated household survey (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 137425 Report
Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129963 Working Paper
Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129964 Working Paper
September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129962 Working Paper
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 27, 2018 WPS8568 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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AUG 10, 2018 ISR33408 Implementation Status and Results Report
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in earnings and adverse shocks in early adulthood (English)
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AUG 03, 2018 WPS8538 Policy Research Working Paper