Working Papers


  • 28-July-2011

    English

    INDIA: Improving access and quality in the education system

    Education has been given high priority by India’s central and state governments and continues to grow fast. Nevertheless, high drop-out rates and low attendance continues to be a challenge at lower levels and enrolment at higher levels remains modest by international standards.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    Activation Policies in Switzerland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 112)

    This report examines the performance of public employment services and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Switzerland. It covers the role of the key actors in labour market policy...

  • 27-July-2011

    English

    Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 116)

    Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity and ignoring it may lead to incorrect inferences about levels and changes in well-being. This paper sheds light on the importance of unpaid work.

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  • 24-June-2011

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    Estonia: making the most of globalisation

    Estonia has already experienced many benefits of increasing international integration, most obviously in significant convergence.

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  • 23-June-2011

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    The effects of downturns on labour force participation: evidence and causes

    This paper uses an impulse-response function approach to assess the magnitude and persistence of the labour force participation effects of downturns for a sample of 30 countries over the period 1960-2008.

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  • 7-June-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 300: "Stay with us?" The impact of emigration on wages in Honduras

    This paper analyses the links between emigration and labour markets in Honduras and finds that a 10% increase in emigration from Honduras increased wages in Honduras by around 10%, an increase which is higher than previous findings in other countries – but diminishing over time.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    Towards a better understanding of the informal economy

    This paper critically reviews the current state of cross-country research on informality and discusses how existing data sources can be more effectively employed and extended to shed light on the link between public policies and informality.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 7-April-2011

    English

    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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