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Yemtsov, Ruslan

Works: 33 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 1,486 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC244.Z9, 339.460947
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Growth, poverty, and inequality : Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by Asad Alam( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
"While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty during 1998-2003, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. More than 60 million are poor and more than 150 million are vulnerable. Most of the poor are the working poor. Many others face deprivations in terms of access and quality of public services. Regional inequalities both between and within countries are large. The highest levels of absolute poverty are found in the poor countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, but most of the region's poor and vulnerable are in middle income countries." "Growth, Poverty, and Inequality examines these important issues and recommends that public policies focus on: accelerating shared growth and job creation; improving public service delivery; strengthening social protection; and enhancing the monitoring of progress in poverty reduction. This book will be especially useful for policy markers and social scientists working in the Region."--Jacket
Armenia : restructuring to sustain universal general education by Gillian Perkins( Book )
16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions by Simon Commander( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 libraries worldwide
February 1995 The contraction in net employment has been smaller in Russia than in Eastern Europe, but Russian unemployment has been increasing and will probably increase further. Registered unemployment in Russia is now 2 percent; surveys indicate a true rate of between 5 and 6 percent. Until now, flows in and out of unemployment have been quite large, with durations low. This may be changing as the ease with which workers are matched to jobs declines--in part because of financing constraints on firms. Already there is great regional variation in unemployment--which, as this model indicates, is likely to persist because of the mismatch in distribution of jobs and the unemployed. This paper is a joint product of the National Economic Management Division and the EDI Moscow Office, Economic Development Institute. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project Labor Markets in Transitional Socialist Economies (RPO 677-30)
Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia by Ruslan Yemtsov( file )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Lokshin and Yemtsov evaluate the effect of various community level infrastructure rehabilitation projects undertaken in rural Georgia on household well-being. Their analysis is based on combining household and community level survey data. The authors' empirical approach uses the panel structure of the data to control for time-invariant unobservables at the community level by applying propensity-score-matched double difference comparison. The results indicate that improvements in school and road infrastructure produce nontrivial welfare gains for the poor at the village and country levels. The impact of water rehabilitation projects is ambiguous. School rehabilitation projects produce the largest gains for the poor. The methodological lesson from this analysis is that ad hoc community surveys matched with ongoing nationally representative surveys can provide a feasible and low cost impact evaluation tool. This paper--a joint product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group, and the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region--was conducted as a part of analytical work for Georgia: Poverty Update
Armenia restructuring to sustain universal general education by Gillian Perkins( file )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Armenia had a highly developed and expensive education system, matching the needs of the command economy. The country is now facing a challenge to sustain universal coverage and performance standards in primary-secondary education with a small fraction of the former budget, while reorienting the system to the needs of a democratic society and market economy. The purposes of this paper are to clarify the case for rationalization by quantifying the future cost implications and affordability of various educational policy options, and to identify further measures needed in Armenia to promote restructuring and to secure adequate financing of the education system over the medium term. The paper examines recent evolution of the structure of inputs and expenditure to general education in Armenia in comparison with international norms and practice, and outlines various approaches that have been proposed for restructuring the system in the context of the government's sectoral reform strategy. Conclusions are drawn concerning the depth of rationalization and the financing strategy that would be needed to sustain universal access and quality of the system over the medium term. Finally, some of the practical and institutional obstacles to actually implementing rationalization are identified, and measures are proposed to help overcome these constraints
Unemployment and labor market dynamics in Russia by Simon Commander( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992 by Simon Commander( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Quo vadis? : inequality and poverty dynamics across Russian regions by Ruslan Yemtsov( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Bezrabotit︠s︡a, strukturnai︠a︡ perestroĭka ėkonomiki i rynok truda v Vostochnoĭ Evrope i Rossii ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Russian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ ėkonomicheskai︠a︡ politika : opyt perekhoda k rynku by I. M Albegova( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty by Erwin Tiongson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Channels of redistribution : inequality and poverty in the Russian transition by Simon Commander( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Housing privatization and household wealth in transition by Ruslan Yemtsov( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Housing privatization and household wealth in transition by Ruslan Yemtsov( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia by Raḍwān ʻAlī Shaʻbān( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based, albeit uneven across sectors and regions. This title explores the nature of poverty, both nationally and regionally, to identify the groups with a high poverty risk. It then examines growth-poverty linkages through the labor market, as well as the contribution of growth and inequality to the recent poverty reduction. It also considers the expected impact of WTO accession on overall growth and poverty. Finally, it focuses on the scope for improving social policy in ways that will have a direct impact on the poor
Who bears the cost of Russia's military draft? by Michael Lokshin( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"The authors use data from a large nationally representative survey in Russia to analyze the distributional and welfare implications of draft avoidance as a common response to Russia's highly unpopular conscription system. They develop a simple theoretical model that describes household compliance decisions with respect to enlistment. The authors use several econometric techniques to estimate the effect of various household characteristics on the probability of serving in the army and the implications for household income. Their results indicate that the burden of conscription falls disproportionately on the poor. Poor, rural households, with a low level of education, are more likely to have sons who are enlisted than urban, wealthy, and better-educated families. The losses incurred by the poor are disproportionately large and exceed the statutory rates of personal income taxes."--World Bank web site
Qua Vadis? inequality and poverty dynamics across Russian regions by Ruslan Yemtsov( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
How Can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth? by Harold Alderman( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the potential to overcome constraints on growth linked to market failures, and is organized into 4 distinct pathways: i) encouraging asset accumulation by changing incentives and by addressing imperfections in financial markets caused by constraints in obtaining credit, and from information asymmetries; overcoming such failures helps households to invest into their human capital or productive assets; ii) failures in insurance markets especially in low income setting; safety nets are assisting in managing risk both ex post and ex ante; iii) safety nets are overcoming failure to create assets and other local economy complementary factors to household-level investments; iv) safety nets are shown to relax political constraints on policy. Safety nets have a dual objective of directly alleviating poverty through transfers to the poor and of triggering higher growth for the poor. However, the trade-off between the dual objectives of equity and growth is not eliminated by the potential for productive safety nets; this remains critical for designing social policies
Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor? from static to dynamic poverty profile by Daniela Marotta( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper presents a detailed picture of how sustained growth in Egypt over 2005-2008 affected different groups both above and below the poverty line. This analysis, based on the Household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Panel Survey conducted by Egypt's national statistical agency, compares the changes in the static poverty profiles (based on growth incidence curves on a cross-section of data) with poverty dynamics (relying on panel data, growth incidence curves and transition matrices). The two approaches yield contrasting results: the longitudinal analysis reveals that growth benefited the poor while the cross-sectional analysis shows that the rich benefitted even more. The paper also shows the importance of going beyond averages to look at the trajectories of individual households. Panel data analysis shows that the welfare of the average poor household increased by almost 10 percent per year between 2005 and 2008, enough to move out of poverty. Conversely however, many initially non-poor households were exposed to poverty. As a matter of fact, only 45 percent of the population in Egypt remained consistently out of (near-) poverty throughout the period, while the remaining 55 percent of Egyptians experienced at least one (near-) poverty episode. This high mobility is not a statistical artefact: it reflects the actual process of growth. Taking high vulnerability into account is essential when designing policies to protect the poor and to ensure that growth is really inclusive
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Alternative Names
Emt︠s︡ov, R.
Emt︠s︡ov, R. (Ruslan)
Emt︠s︡ov, Ruslan
Jemcov, Ruslan 1965-
Yemtsov, Ruslan
Yemtsov, Ruslan 1965-
Yemtsov, Ruslan G. 1965-
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