Working Papers


18-May-2011

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DEV Working Paper No. 298: The Impact of Migration Policies on Rural Household Welfare in Mexico and Nicaragua

This working paper presents findings from an evaluation of the impacts of immigration policies on the welfare of migrants and their families in migrant-sending countries, focussing on Mexico and Nicaragua (US policies in the first case and US and Costa Rican policies in the second).

18-May-2011

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DEV Working Paper No. 299: Continental Vs. Intercontinental Migration: An Empirical Analysis of the Impacts of Immigration Reforms on Burkina Faso

This working paper uses an agricultural household model to explore the impact of potential immigration policy reforms on the welfare of rural households in Burkina Faso.

7-April-2011

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Enhancing labour utilisation in a socially inclusive society in Australia

Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.

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23-February-2011

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Reforming the labour market in Spain

After steady employment growth since the 1990s, Spain has experienced the sharpest increase in unemployment among OECD countries during the crisis, amplified by structural problems of the labour market.

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14-February-2011

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Limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation in Sweden

After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

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2-February-2011

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Raising education outcomes in Switzerland

Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.

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20-January-2011

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DEV Working Paper No. 295: The Economy of the Possible: Pensions and Informality in Latin America

Social protection coverage is quite low in Latin America. This situation represents a challenge for public policy since these low levels of affiliation and irregular contribution histories indicate that pensions will be insufficient in the coming decades.

14-December-2010

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Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

9-December-2010

English

Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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1-November-2010

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Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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