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Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)

In many countries today, primary and secondary school enrolment rates are the same for boys andgirls. Two-thirds of all countries have reached gender parity in primary enrolment. ... See More +

Brief 98450 JUL 01, 2015

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

Enhancing youth skills and economic opportunities to reduce teenage pregnancy in Colombia (English)

The Government of Colombia (GoC) has identified teenage pregnancy as a priority issue. The current strategic framework to address teenage pregnancy in Colombia is outlined in the CONPES 147, effective from February 2012 until March 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 97822 JUN 25, 2015

Gimenez Duarte,Lea R.; Van Wie,Sara Hause; Muller,Miriam; Schutte,Rebecca Fair; Rounseville,Megan Zella; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)

In Turkey, female employment and education are still relatively low, while fertility levels are high compared with other European countries. However, Turkey stands just at the edge of an important social transition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7310 JUN 16, 2015

Greulich,Angela; Dasre,Aurélien; Inan,Ceren

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar

Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)

Launched in 2011, the Second Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Project (PROGEDE II) for Senegal has been hailed for effectively mainstreaming a gender perspective into an energy project. ... See More +

Brief 97844 JUN 01, 2015

Hammond,Alicia Samantha; Schomer,Inka Ivette; Ngom,Alassane; Seck,Awa; Janik,Vanessa Lopes

Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)

This Labour Force Survey (LFS) report contains data on employment and unemployment by age, gender, employment status, economic activities, occupations and other areas of the labour market. ... See More +

Working Paper 98068 JUN 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian

Migrants’ remittances from France : findings of a survey on migrants’ financial needs and remittancebehavior in Montreuil - greenback 2.0 Montreuil report (English)

Project greenback 2.0, remittances champion cities consists in identifying cities where a series of measures are implemented to foster the development of a sound remittance market. ... See More +

Working Paper 97081 JUN 01, 2015

Da Silva Pereira,Maria Do Ceu

Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)

Several studies explore the differences in men’s and women’s labor market participation rates and wages. Some of these differences have been linked to gender disparities in education attainment and access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7269 MAY 21, 2015

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gender disparities in endowments,access to economic opportunities and agency (English)

This assessment presents a broad picture of the main gender disparities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in endowments, economic opportunities, and agency. ... See More +

Women in Development and Gender Study 97640 MAY 01, 2015

Cancho,Cesar A.; Elwan,Nihal

Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)

Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. ... See More +

Working Paper 95971 APR 10, 2015

“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)

Sex ratios at birth rose sharply in the South Caucasus countries after 1991, but recent data indicate that this trend is turning. What caused this rise, and what can be done to accelerate its normalization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7236 APR 09, 2015

Das Gupta,Monica

The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)

Migration experiences are often associated with some sort of transnational economic activity which connects the past and the present of migrants abroad, and specifically with remittances. ... See More +

Working Paper 96200 APR 01, 2015

Bartolini, Laura

Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)

Sex ratio at birth, the number of boys born for every 100 girls, has increased in the South Caucasus in the past decades. A World Bank study sought to produce rigorous and supporting evidence on the issue of “missing girls” in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to inform and propose policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper 96002 APR 01, 2015

Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92967 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)

Experiencing violence in schools can negatively impact girls enrollment as well as the quality of the education they receive. Evidence suggests that sexual harassment is widespread in educational settings in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 92968 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Urban, Anne-Marie; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Kiplesund, Sveinung Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92963 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia Spanish

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Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98450 Brief
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Enhancing youth skills and economic opportunities to reduce teenage pregnancy in Colombia (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97822 Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7310 Policy Research Working Paper
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97844 Brief
Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98068 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian
Migrants’ remittances from France : findings of a survey on migrants’ financial needs and remittancebehavior in Montreuil - greenback 2.0 Montreuil report (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97081 Working Paper
Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 WPS7269 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gender disparities in endowments,access to economic opportunities and agency (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97640 Women in Development and Gender Study
Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)
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APR 10, 2015 95971 Working Paper
“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)
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APR 09, 2015 WPS7236 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96200 Working Paper
Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96002 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92967 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92968 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92963 Working Paper Spanish