Papers and Briefs

  1. Setting out for Digital Social Security

    30 September 2018

  2. Labour market integration of immigrants

    13 September 2018

  3. Central bank communication: A quantitative assessment

    14 August 2018

    This paper attempts to quantify the impact of central bank communication on macroeconomic variables using an purpose-built index.

  4. Mapping and measuring the effectiveness of labour-related disclosure requirements for global supply chains

    11 June 2018

    This study analyses the global rise of disclosure legislations as an approach to governing labour standards in global supply chains.

  5. Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  6. Are remittances good for labor markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

    27 May 2018

    We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries.

  7. The Future of Work: A Literature Review

    17 April 2018

    An enormous amount of literature has emerged over the last few years in the context of the “Future of Work”. Academics, think tanks and policy makers have fuelled rich discussions about how the future of work might look like and how we can shape it. Indeed, labour markets in developing and developed countries are likely to undergo major transformations in the next years and decades. However, despite a growing body of research in this area, there exists no universally accepted definition of what exactly the “Future of Work” encompasses and what the most relevant drivers are.

  8. The transition in play: Worldwide employment trends in the electricity sector

    17 April 2018

    This paper analyses the employment effects of electricity generation by different sources on a worldwide scale as observed since the year 2000.

  9. The gendered effects of air pollution on labour supply

    17 April 2018

    This paper draws on 20 years of systematic data collection on employment and air pollution to explore the link between air pollution and labour supply.

  10. Exporting, importing and wages in Africa: Evidence from matched employer-employee data

    17 April 2018

    This paper studies wages in exporting and importing firms of the manufacturing sector in Africa, using firm-level data and employer-employee-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys.