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Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)

Previous research on sex-selective abortions has ignored the interactions between fertility, birth spacing, and sex selection, despite both fertility and birth spacing being important considerations for parents when deciding on the use of sex selection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7189 FEB 01, 2015

Portner, Claus C

Gender differentials and agricultural productivity in Niger (English)

Most of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas where agriculture is the main income source. This agriculture is characterized by low performance and its productivity growth has been identified as a key driver of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7199 FEB 01, 2015

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; McGee, Kevin

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : childbearing (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Banks Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93550 JAN 26, 2015

Yarger, Jennifer; Lara, Diana; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexual activity (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Banks Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93543 JAN 26, 2015

Yarger, Jennifer; Lara, Diana; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire; Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexually transmitted infections (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Banks Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93544 JAN 26, 2015

Cortez, Rafael; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire; Yarger, Jennifer; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)

This report examines three broad health financing options in PNG: (i) increasing the level of general revenue spending; (ii) introducing contributory, insurance-based health financing arrangements; and (iii) mobilizing additional resources through efficiency savings in the sector. ... See More +

Brief 92720 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Evidence from Pakistan : child nutritional outcomes and community-based health service provision (English)

Malnutrition among both women and children remains a major health issue in rural Pakistan. They also lack voice in relation to important health and nutritional decisions within their homes, for both themselves and their children, and they are systematically excluded from decision making at the community level. ... See More +

Brief 93526 JAN 01, 2015

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : family planning (English)

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Banks reproductive health action plan (RHAP) 2010-2015, which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93933 JAN 01, 2015

Yarger, Jennifer; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire; Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

Family planning : the hidden need of married adolescents in Nepal (English)

In Nepal, both early marriage and motherhood still place adolescents and their children at a great disadvantage. In 2011, one-third of girls aged 15-19 were already married. ... See More +

Brief 94085 JAN 01, 2015

Aguilar, Ana Milena; Cortez, Rafael

The new HIV/AIDS program in Peru : The role of prioritizing and budgeting for results (English)

Working Paper 94260 JAN 01, 2015

Vargas, Veronica

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief : Guia de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de salud (Spanish)

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls : introduction : La violencia contra las mujeres las ninas : introduccion (Spanish)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. ... See More +

Working Paper 92964 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hidalgo, Nidia

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief (English)

For every three years a country is affected by major violence (defined as deaths due to war or excess homicides comparable to a major war), economic growth lags behind by 2.7 percentage points. ... See More +

Working Paper 92966 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls : introduction (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. ... See More +

Working Paper 92964 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hidalgo, Nidia

Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) affects survivors' ability to achieve individual potential and contribute to the economy. Unequal gender norms within a household can limit a woman’s control over and access to economic resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 92969 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo. Nidia

Violence against women and girls resource guide : social protection brief (English)

The definition of social protection (SP) programs varies widely, as do the types of interventions included and the specific outcomes sought. These programs can be implemented through public and/or private sectors, with the involvement of single or multiple government sectors, or by some combination of these actors. ... See More +

Working Paper 92970 DEC 01, 2014

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

Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)

Poor health at birth has negative long-run effects on individual well-being and is also detrimental for intergenerational mobility. This paper examines whether health outcomes at birth are affected by in utero increased exposure to rainfall and temperature shocks in Colombia, one of the countries in the world with the highest incidence of extreme weather events per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7081 NOV 01, 2014

Andalon, Mabel; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sanfelice, Viviane; Valderrama, Daniel

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)

This paper uses evidence from three Indian states, one of which amended inheritance legislation in 1994, to assess first- and second-generation effects of inheritance reform using a triple-difference strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7086 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Xia, Fang; Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.

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Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7189 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender differentials and agricultural productivity in Niger (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7199 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : childbearing (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 93550 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexual activity (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 93543 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexually transmitted infections (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 93544 Brief
Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92720 Brief
Evidence from Pakistan : child nutritional outcomes and community-based health service provision (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93526 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : family planning (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93933 Brief
Family planning : the hidden need of married adolescents in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94085 Brief
The new HIV/AIDS program in Peru : The role of prioritizing and budgeting for results (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94260 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92963 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief : Guia de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de salud (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2014 92963 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls : introduction : La violencia contra las mujeres las ninas : introduccion (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2014 92964 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92967 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92966 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls : introduction (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92964 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92969 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : social protection brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92970 Working Paper
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7086 Policy Research Working Paper