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Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (Inglês)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration orders, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8681 DEC 18, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (Inglês)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada) 133297 DEC 01, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Mauritius : addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (Inglês)

Mauritius is often cited as one of the few African success stories, and with good reason. In the aftermath of independence (1968), this small island nation in the Indian Ocean seemed to be bound for economic failure because of its high poverty rate and numerous vulnerabilities, including high population growth, ethnic tensions, substantial unemployment, and an economy greatly dependent on the production of sugar for international markets. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 122040 DEC 12, 2017

Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Grasso,Giuseppe Disclosed

Measuring gender equality (Inglês)

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right and also smart development policy and business practice. No society can develop sustainably without giving men and women equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 114430 APR 10, 2017

Posadas,Josefina; Paci,Pierella; Sajaia,Zurab; Lokshin,Michael M. Inglês Disclosed

Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (Inglês)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (Inglês)

This report consists of four chapters. Chapter one profiles the trends in household consumption and poverty rates, and in the characteristics of the poor observed between 1991 and 2012. ... Exibir mais +

101230 JAN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (Inglês)

Improving access to productive employment is a key policy challenge, especially in low-income countries (LICs), where the only asset in abundance is labor. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 88483 MAY 29, 2014

Falco,Paolo; Kerr,Andrew Nicholas; Paci,Pierella; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Lessons learned and not yet learned from a multi-country initiative on women's economic empowerment (Inglês)

The Results-Based Initiatives (RBI), launched in 2007, were a pioneering attempt to provide comprehensive, coherent, and rigorous evidence on effective interventions to foster the economic empowerment of women. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 83276 DEC 05, 2013

Paci,Pierella; Posadas,Josefina; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (Inglês)

This document seeks to examine how the Great Recession affected labor markets in developing countries and how governments responded. The recession that began with the collapse of housing markets in the United States and Europe in late 2008 hit the labor markets particularly hard. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 82725 NOV 15, 2013

Banerji,Arup; Newhouse,David Locke; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (Inglês)

This paper reviews evidence from 44 middle-income countries on how the recent financial crisis affected jobs and workers' incomes. In addition to providing a rare assessment of the magnitude of the impact across several middle-income countries, the paper describes how labor markets adjusted and how the adjustments varied for different types of countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS5791 SEP 01, 2011

Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Avoiding the eye of the storm : how to deal effectively with job crises (Inglês)

Although economic crises are difficult to predict, their recurrence is a salient feature of emerging market economies. Nevertheless, many developing countries continue to lack an effective policy infrastructure that can mitigate the impacts of economic downturns on employment opportunities without affecting long-term growth prospects. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 57929 NOV 01, 2010

Johansson, Sara; Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Coping with crises : policies to protect employment and earnings (Inglês)

The continuing failure of many countries to adequately mitigate the adverse labor market impacts of economic downturns is of concern, since labor market volatility can exacerbate poverty and stunt growth. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 81436 JUL 08, 2010

Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks? Labor market impacts of the recent crisis in middle-income countries (Inglês)

This note presents early evidence on the labor market impacts of the recent economic crisis in 41 middle-income countries. A broader geographic coverage is prevented by the lack of high-frequency labor market data in other middle-income countries and in the low-income countries. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 54296 APR 01, 2010

Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Understanding the impact of economic shocks on labor market outcomes in developing countries : an application to Indonesia and Mexico (Inglês)

In this paper the authors use a search and matching model of multi-sector labor markets, to understand the channels through which economic shocks affect labor market outcomes in developing countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS5283 APR 01, 2010

Gutierrez, Catalina; Paci, Pierella; Park, Beom S. Disclosed

Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings (Inglês)

Events of the past two years are a reminder that crises are a recurring phenomenon with deep and often protracted impacts on labor markets. This paper examines the challenges inherent in crafting policy responses, with particular attention to developing countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS5094 OCT 01, 2009

Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Making work pay in Nicaragua : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)

The objective of this report is to provide some policy guidelines for the fight against poverty. In particular, it hopes to be able to identify the growing sectors, as well as the constraints faced by the poor in benefiting from this growth. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 44647 JUN 16, 2008

Gutierrez, Catalina; Paci, Pierella; Ranzani, Marco Disclosed

Making work pay in Madagascar : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)

There is little doubt that economic growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction; however, countries clearly differ in the degree to which income growth translates into reduced levels of poverty. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 48960 JUN 16, 2008

Hoftijzer, Margo; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Making work pay in Bangladesh : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)

The objective of this report is to analyze the important roles of labor markets, employment, productivity, and labor income in facilitating shared growth and promoting poverty reduction in Bangladesh. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 44646 JUN 16, 2008

Paci, Pierella; Sasin, Marcin Disclosed

Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (Inglês)

This paper analyzes how the employment/productivity profile of growth and its sectoral pattern are correlated with poverty reduction. The authors use a sample of 104 short-run growth spells in developing countries, between 1980 and 2001. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS4432 DEC 01, 2007

Gutierrez, Catalina; Orecchia, Carlo; Paci, Pierella; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (Inglês)

Drawing from a variety of data sources and utilizing a common empirical framework and estimation strategy, this study identifies patterns and statistical profiles of geographical mobility. ... Exibir mais +

Outro estudo sobre pobreza 40007 MAY 01, 2007

Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria M. Disclosed

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Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (Inglês)
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DEC 18, 2018 WPS8681 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (Inglês)
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DEC 01, 2018 133297 Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada)
Mauritius : addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (Inglês)
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DEC 12, 2017 122040 Documento de Trabalho
Measuring gender equality (Inglês)
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APR 10, 2017 114430 Publicação Inglês
Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (Inglês)
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JUN 01, 2015 96504 Documento de Trabalho
Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2015 101230
Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (Inglês)
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MAY 29, 2014 88483 Publicação
Lessons learned and not yet learned from a multi-country initiative on women's economic empowerment (Inglês)
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DEC 05, 2013 83276 Publicação
Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (Inglês)
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NOV 15, 2013 82725 Publicação
Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (Inglês)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5791 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Avoiding the eye of the storm : how to deal effectively with job crises (Inglês)
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NOV 01, 2010 57929 Informativo
Coping with crises : policies to protect employment and earnings (Inglês)
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JUL 08, 2010 81436 Artigo de revista
Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks? Labor market impacts of the recent crisis in middle-income countries (Inglês)
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APR 01, 2010 54296 Informativo
Understanding the impact of economic shocks on labor market outcomes in developing countries : an application to Indonesia and Mexico (Inglês)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5283 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings (Inglês)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5094 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Making work pay in Nicaragua : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)
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JUN 16, 2008 44647 Publicação
Making work pay in Madagascar : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)
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JUN 16, 2008 48960 Publicação
Making work pay in Bangladesh : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (Inglês)
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JUN 16, 2008 44646 Publicação
Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (Inglês)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4432 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (Inglês)
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MAY 01, 2007 40007 Outro estudo sobre pobreza