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Jobs and Poverty Research


Policy Research Working Paper
Azevedo Joao Pedro, Atamanov AzizApr 01,2014

Turkey's poverty reduction performance in the 2000s has been remarkably consistent. Extreme and moderate poverty have fallen considerably since 2003. Between 2002 and 2011, extreme poverty fell from 13 percent to...

Policy Research Working Paper
Hirshleifer Sarojini, McKenzie David, Almeida Rita, Ridao-Cano CristobalMar 01,2014

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. A detailed follow-up survey of a large sample with low attrition...

Working Paper
Monchuk VictoriaFeb 01,2014

The World Bank Africa Social Protection Strategy for 2012-22 highlights the need for a strong evidence base to inform the design and implementation of social protection programs in Africa. Since 2009 the World ...

Dutta Puja, Murgai Rinku, Ravallion Martin, van de Walle DominiqueFeb 01,2014

In 2006, India embarked on an ambitious attempt to fight poverty by attempting to introduce a wage floor in a setting in which many unskilled workers earn less than the minimum wage. The 2005 national rural...

Working Paper
Baez Javier E., Lopez-Calva Luis Felipe, Castaneda Andres, Sharman AliJan 01,2014

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean...