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Employment Policy Primer Notes

Employment Policy Primer LogoThe World Bank Employment Policy Primer aims to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on labor market policy issues.  The series includes two products: short notes (below) with concise summaries of best practice on various topics and longer papers with new research results or assessments of the literature and recent experience.

Arrow bullet Active Labor Market Programs for Youth: A Framework to Guide Youth Employment Interventions (598kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 16, November 2010

Arrow bullet Globalization, Wages and the Quality of Jobs: Lessons for Policy Makers (439kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 15, December 2009

Arrow bullet Addressing the Employment Effects of the Financial Crisis: The Role of Wage Subsidies and Reduced Work Schedules (120kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 14, September 2009

Arrow bullet The Impact of Non-Wage Benefits on Job Quality and Labor Market Outcomes in the Developing World: What Do We Know? (618kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 13, December 2009

Arrow bullet A Practicioner’s Guide to Evaluating the Impacts of Labor Market Programs (241kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 12, December 2009

Arrow bullet Unemployment Insurance Simulation Model (241kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 11, December 2008

Arrow bullet Minimum Wages in Developing Countries: Helping or Hurting Workers? (164kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 10, December 2008

Arrow bullet The Effects of Globalization on Working Conditions in Developing Countries: An Analysis Framework and Country Study Results (102kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 9, March 2008

Arrow bullet If On-the-Job Training is So Important to Competitiveness, Why isn’t There a Better Market for It? (101kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 8, September 2007

Arrow bullet Active Labor Market Programs: Evidence from Evaluations (1.2mb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 7, July 2006

Arrow bullet Training Levies: Evidence from Evaluations (91kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 6, April 2004

Arrow bullet Unemployment Insurance: Efficiency Effects and Lessons for Developing Countries (101kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 5, April 2004

Arrow bullet Comparing Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Assistance (101kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 4, February 2004

Arrow bullet Public Employment Services: Functions and Innovations (67kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 3, September 2003

Arrow bullet Impact Evaluation: Techniques for Evaluating Active Labor Market Programs
Also available in French (202kb pdf) and Spanish (200kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 2, December 2002

Arrow bullet Employment Protection: Rules for Hiring and Termination (42KB PDF)
Also available in French (151kb pdf) and Spanish (157kb pdf)
Employment Policy Primer Note No. 1, December 2002

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