Asian Development Review: Volume 38, Number 1

Publication | March 2021

This edition features studies on seasonal labor mobility in the Pacific as well as development issues relating to population aging, education, and the labor market in Asia.

Other articles explore social capital and innovation in East Asia, poverty trends in South Asia, and country-specific specific studies in Indonesia and Thailand. Also presented is an analysis of the relationship between government intervention, institutional quality, and income equality in selected economies in Asia and the Pacific from 1988 to 2014.


This paper reviews the main seasonal labor mobility schemes in the Pacific and provides new evidence on community-level and aggregate impacts.

This study examines the trends in age structural shifts in selected Asian economies over the period 1950–2050 and analyzes their impact on economic growth in terms of the first and second demographic dividends computer from the system of National Transfer Accounts.

This paper investigates how Indonesia’s moderately fast economic growth for most of the past 50 years has risen living standards.

This paper examines the causal effects of computer-aided instruction (CAI) on children’s cognitive and noncognitive skills. CAI is successful in improving students’ learning productivity per hour.

This study examines the incidence of vertical mismatch among formal and informal workers in Thailand and analyzes the relationship between vertical mismatch and wage penalties and premiums across four types of workers.

This paper explores the methodological differences underlying the construction of the national consumption aggregates that are used to estimate international poverty rates for South Asian countries.

This paper examines the linear and nonlinear long-run relationship between public expenditure and institutional quality, and income inequality in Asia and the Pacific.

This paper investigates the relationship between social capital and innovation in high-performing East Asian economies.

Additional Details

  • Capacity development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Industry and trade
  • Poverty
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • 248
  • 8.5 x 11
  • JRN210075-2
  • 0116-1105 (print)
  • 1996-7241 (electronic)

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