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Do Information and Communication Technologies Empower Female Workers? Firm-Level Evidence from Viet Nam
This paper explores the effects of a firm's adoption of ICT in reducing gender inequality in the labor market.
Indonesia: Enhancing Productivity through Quality Jobs
The book focuses on Indonesia’s most pressing labor market challenges and associated policy options to achieve higher and more inclusive economic growth.
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.
Sri Lanka Employment Diagnostic Study: Fostering Workforce Skills through Education
This study examines Sri Lanka’s employment situation, including issues of aging and skills generation, and draws recommendations from the analysis.
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.