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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

Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania (Inglês)

For a long time, the urbanization and development discourse has coincided with a focus on economic growth and big cities. Yet, much of the world's new urbanization is taking place in smaller urban entities (towns), and the composition of urbanization may well bear on the speed of poverty reduction. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8340 FEB 14, 2018

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective : Why secondary towns Can Be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective (Inglês)

This paper develops the concept of ‘action space’ as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada) 123464 FEB 13, 2018

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (Inglês)

This paper develops the concept of "action space" as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... Exibir mais +

WPS8193 SEP 13, 2017

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (Inglês)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question, this paper extends the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8069 MAY 22, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (Inglês)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question we extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 115360 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Inglês Disclosed

Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (Inglês)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question the authors extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada) 116317 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Minimum wages in Sub-Saharan Africa : a primer (Inglês)

The fraction of workers currently covered by minimum wages in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is small, but as formality and urbanization increase, wage regulation will become increasingly relevant. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 129208 JAN 01, 2017

Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Stanwix,Benjamin Disclosed

Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (Inglês)

This review is framed around the exploration of a central hypothesis: A shift in public investment toward secondary towns from big cities will improve poverty reduction performance. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7895 NOV 23, 2016

Christiaensen,Luc; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (Inglês)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (Inglês)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam Disclosed

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (Inglês)

This economic premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani,Ejaz; Kanbur,Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D. Disclosed

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (Inglês)

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (Inglês)

Non-compliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of non-compliance at the enterprise level. ... Exibir mais +

Outro estudo sobre proteção social 83767 DEC 09, 2013

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Urbanization and (in) formalization (Inglês)

Inexorable urbanization and formalization have been the expectations in development discourse. Indeed, measures of urbanization and formalization have been provided and used as indicators of development. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 84258 NOV 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (Inglês)

This paper presents an exploration at the intersection of four important themes in the current development discourse: urbanization, agglomeration benefits, gender and informality. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6553 AUG 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Social protection, poverty and the post-2015 agenda (Inglês)

Social protection is absent from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and only recently has gained some prominence in the post-2015 discourse. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6469 MAY 01, 2013

Fiszbein, Ariel; Kanbur, Ravi; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Urbanization and (in)formalization (Inglês)

Two of the great stylized predictions of development theory, and two of the great expectations of policy makers as indicators of progress in development, are inexorable urbanization and inexorable formalization. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6374 FEB 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (Inglês)

This issue includes the following: mashup indices of development; impact analysis of rural electrification projects in Sub-Saharan Africa; what can we learn about the 'resource curse' from foreign aid? ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 80524 FEB 01, 2012

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. 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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Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania (Inglês)
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FEB 14, 2018 WPS8340 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective : Why secondary towns Can Be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective (Inglês)
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FEB 13, 2018 123464 Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada)
Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (Inglês)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8193
Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (Inglês)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8069 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (Inglês)
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APR 21, 2017 115360 Documento de Trabalho Inglês
Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (Inglês)
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APR 21, 2017 116317 Documento de Trabalho (Série Numerada)
Minimum wages in Sub-Saharan Africa : a primer (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2017 129208 Artigo de revista
Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (Inglês)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7895 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (Inglês)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Artigo de revista
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (Inglês)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (Inglês)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Informativo
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (Inglês)
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DEC 09, 2013 83767 Outro estudo sobre proteção social
Urbanization and (in) formalization (Inglês)
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NOV 01, 2013 84258 Documento de Trabalho
Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (Inglês)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6553 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Social protection, poverty and the post-2015 agenda (Inglês)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6469 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Urbanization and (in)formalization (Inglês)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6374 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (Inglês)
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FEB 01, 2012 80524 Publicação