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The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)

All over the world, people are prevented from participating fully in society through mechanisms that go beyond the structural and institutional barriers identified by rational choice theory (poverty, exclusion by law or force, taste-based and statistical discrimination, and externalities from social networks). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8267 DEC 11, 2017

Walsh,James Sonam; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This exploratory small-scale, qualitative study examines the apparent backsliding on gender norms as evidenced in the Kyrgyz Republic by two observable behaviors: the rise of bride kidnapping and low women’s civic participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 121927 DEC 06, 2017

Casabonne,Ursula; Muldoon,Ryan Patrick Disclosed

The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)

This study investigates the degree to which the association of height and earnings in Pakistan is independent of other cognitive and socioemotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8254 NOV 22, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)

Trade facilitation projects often assume indirect benefits for small-scale, cross-border traders. Recent studies have shown the challenges faced in Africa by this population, especially women, but it remains unknown in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, despite large trade facilitation investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8249 NOV 21, 2017

Seror,Marlon Armand Remy; Record,Richard James Lowden; Clarke,Julian Latimer Disclosed

Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)

This paper analyzes data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group's Entrepreneurship Database. Recognizing the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8242 NOV 14, 2017

Krylova,Yulia; Ramalho,Rita; Meunier,Frederic Disclosed

Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. However, women-owned businesses significantly underperform those owned by men. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8239 NOV 07, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Gassier,Marine Disclosed

How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)

How do legal barriers perpetuate the gender gap in agriculture? The gender gap in agriculture - women’s lower productivity and earnings compared to men’s - has crippling effects on producers and consumers alike, from the household to the national level. ... See More +

Brief 120912 NOV 01, 2017

Van De Velde,Patricia; Vyzaki,Marialena Disclosed

Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)

Many advancements have been made in empowerment of women, but women are still far from enjoying the same basic rights, privileges and benefits that men do. ... See More +

Working Paper 120477 OCT 01, 2017

Twining-Ward,Louise D; Zhou,Vera Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project for China is to support establishment and management of diversified aged care service system of Anhui Provincial Government. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3798 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8200 SEP 20, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region is a descriptive note on progress and gaps towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, produced to provide the situational context to the World Bank Group’s regional gender action plan (RGAP) FY18-23. ... See More +

Working Paper 121679 SEP 01, 2017

Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Constant,Samantha M.; Atamanov,Aziz; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)

The S4YE mission is to develop innovative solutions to youth employment, through practical research and active engagement with public and private stakeholders to enable solutions at scale. ... See More +

Brief 118274 AUG 10, 2017

Disclosed

SABER school autonomy and accountability country report : Yemen, Republic of 2015 (English)

In 2011, the World Bank Group commenced a multiyear program designed to support countries in systematically examining and strengthening the performance of their education systems. ... See More +

Brief 119783 AUG 01, 2017

Al-Seyani,Hamoud M. Ghaleb Disclosed

Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

Most women farmers in developing countries engage in subsistence agriculture. Previous research highlights a variety of barriers hindering women’s ability to participate in the production and marketing of cash crops, which though riskier can be much more profitable. ... See More +

Brief 117351 JUL 01, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis on the impacts of child marriage on women's decision-making ability within the household, land ownership, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and birth registrations. ... See More +

Brief 116833 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Assam - Gender (English)

There is mixed progress for women in Assam. The child sex ratio is higher than in most other states, but is declining. And, although maternal mortality rates in Assam have improved, they are still the highest in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119137 JUN 20, 2017

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The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8267 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121927 Working Paper
The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8254 Policy Research Working Paper
Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8249 Policy Research Working Paper
Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8242 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8239 Policy Research Working Paper
How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120912 Brief
Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120477 Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief
China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 SFG3798 Environmental Assessment
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8200 Policy Research Working Paper
Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121679 Working Paper
Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118274 Brief
SABER school autonomy and accountability country report : Yemen, Republic of 2015 (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119783 Brief
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117351 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116833 Brief
Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
Assam - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119137 Brief