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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
Human capital is one of the core prerequisites for rapid, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth.
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.
Decentralization and Public Service Delivery in Asia
This paper explores the education sector for evidence of improved service delivery within the context of decentralization.
Schooling Supply and the Structure of Production: Evidence from US States 1950-1990
This paper finds that over the period 1950-1990, states in the United States absorbed increases in the supply of schooling due to tighter compulsory schooling and child labor laws mostly through within-industry increases in the schooling intensity of production. Shifts in the industry composition toward more schooling-intensive industries played a less important role. To try and understand this finding theoretically, the authors consider a free trade model with two goods/industries, two skill types, and many regions that produce a fixed range of differentiated varieties of the same goods.