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Human Capital Spending, Inequality, and Growth in Middle-Income Asia
This paper uses National Transfer Accounts data to analyze the effect of human capital investment in Asian countries on economic growth, inequality, and fiscal balance.
The Role of Total Factor Productivity Growth in Middle Income Countries
A study based on cross-country panel data shows that total factor productivity growth is the main factor explaining the income group transition of countries, especially for middle-income countries.
How to Fill the Working-Age Population Gap in Asia: A Population Accounting Approach
To address the challenges of aging populations, this paper examines extending the retirement age, augmenting labor migration within the region, and using population accounting methodology with the goal of increasing fertility rates.
Demographic Change and Fiscal Sustainability in Asia
A simulation of the effect of Asia’s population aging and economic growth on the region’s fiscal sustainability indicate that overall, demographic change will adversely affect Asia’s fiscal health.
A Model of Gender Inequality and Economic Growth
In many developing countries, disparity in access to quality education between girls and boys adversely impacts the girls’ ability to build human and social capital, lowering their job opportunities and wage in labor markets.
Achieving Skill Mobility in the ASEAN Economic Community: Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Implications
ASEAN member states face challenges in achieving greater mobility for the highly skilled, including hurdles in recognizing professional qualifications, and opening up access to certain jobs.
Myanmar Human Capital Development, Employment, and Labor Markets
This paper focuses on developing Myanmar's human capital, with a focus on health and education in the context of employment growth and an employment-enabling environment.
Asian Development Review: Volume 32, Number 1
What are the economic, social and policy issues confronting the People's Republic of China as it moves towards a lower but more sustainable and inclusive growth path?
Sustainable Vocational Training toward Industrial Upgrading and Economic Transformation
This report summarizes results of the “Sustainable Vocational Training toward Industrial Upgrading and Economic Transformation” workshop held on 2-5 December 2013 in Beijing and Guangzhou, the People’s Republic of China.
Citizen Empowerment in Service Delivery
This paper examines different approaches for promoting empowerment and discusses conditions required for effective empowerment. It focuses on grievance redress, participatory performance monitoring, and community-driven development.