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John T. Giles

Senior Labor Economist

JOHN GILES is Senior Labor Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. Prior to joining the World Bank in May 2007, he spent two years as an Academy Scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and six years at Michigan State, where he was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor just before joining the World Bank. His current research interests include: the movement of labor from agricultural to non-agricultural employment, internal migration and its impacts on households and communities, poverty traps, household risk-coping and risk-management behavior, population aging and retirement decisions in developing countries, and women's labor supply decisions in developing countries.

Contact information: John Giles c/o research@worldbank.org

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Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (Inglés)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of Chinaapos;s rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnamapos;s remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges : Bao cao danh gia ngheo Viet Nam 2012 : khoi dau tot, nhung chua phai da hoan thanh - thanh tuu an tuong cua Viet Nam trong giam ngheo va nhung thach thuc moi (Vietnamita)

This report examines the lives of poor men, women, and children and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. ... Vea más +

Evaluación de la pobreza 74910 AUG 16, 2013

Badiani, Reena; Baulch, Bob; Brandt, Loren; Dat, Vu Hoang; Giang, Nguyen Tam; Gibson, John; Giles, John; Hinsdale, Ian; Hung, Pham; Kozel, Valerie; Lanjouw, Peter; Marra, Marleen; Ngoc, Vu Van; Phuong, Nguyen Thi; Schuler, Paul; Thang, Nguyen; Thanh, Hoang Xuan; Trung, Le Dang; Tung, Phung Duc; Viet Cuong, Nguyen; Vu, Linh Hoang; Wells-Dang, Andrew Inglés, Vietnamita

2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnamapos;s remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges (Inglés)

This report examines the lives of poor men, women, and children and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. ... Vea más +

Evaluación de la pobreza 74910 AUG 16, 2013

Badiani, Reena; Baulch, Bob; Brandt, Loren; Dat, Vu Hoang; Giang, Nguyen Tam; Gibson, John; Giles, John; Hinsdale, Ian; Hung, Pham; Kozel, Valerie; Lanjouw, Peter; Marra, Marleen; Ngoc, Vu Van; Phuong, Nguyen Thi; Schuler, Paul; Thang, Nguyen; Thanh, Hoang Xuan; Trung, Le Dang; Tung, Phung Duc; Viet Cuong, Nguyen; Vu, Linh Hoang; Wells-Dang, Andrew Inglés, Vietnamita

Chinaapos;s 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinaapos;s workers (Inglés)

This paper presents empirical evidence from household and firm survey data collected during 2009-2010 on the implementation of the 2008 Labor Contract Law and its effects on Chinaapos;s workers. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

Gallagher, Mary; Giles, John; Park, Albert; Wang, Meiyan

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (Inglés)

This paper first reviews the history of social insurance policy and coverage in urban China, documenting the evolution in the coverage of pensions and medical and unemployment insurance for both local residents and migrants, and highlighting obstacles to expanding coverage. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6497 JUN 01, 2013

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

Labor regulation and enterprise employment in China (Inglés)

Using data from a national survey of Chinese manufacturing firms conducted in 2009, the authors analyze the impact of implementation of Chinaapos;s 2008 labor contract law on the employment of production workers. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo 77738 JUN 16, 2012

Park, Albert; Giles, John; Du, Yang

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (Inglés)

This paper outlines the history of social insurance policies and coverage in urban China, and uses administrative data to document evolution in the coverage of pensions, medical and unemployment insurance for both local urban residents and migrants. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo 78180 JUN 05, 2012

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

Patterns and correlates of intergenerational non-time transfers : evidence from CHARLS (Inglés)

Using the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2008 pilot, this paper analyzes the patterns and correlates of intergenerational transfers between elderly parents and adult children in Zhejiang and Gansu Provinces. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6076 JUN 01, 2012

Lei, Xiaoyan; Giles, John; Hu, Yuqing; Park, Albert; Strauss, John; Zhao, Yaohui

Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China (Inglés)

Recruiting and retaining leaders and public servants at the grass-roots level in developing countries creates a potential tension between providing sufficient returns to attract talent and limiting the scope for excessive rent-seeking behavior. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6082 JUN 01, 2012

Zhang, Jian; Giles, John; Rozelle, Scott

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (Inglés)

Although average incomes in China have risen dramatically since the 1980s, concerns are increasing that the rural elderly have not benefited from growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. ... Vea más +

Publicación 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Cai, Fang; Giles, John; Oapos;Keefe, Philip; Wang, Dewen Inglés, Chino

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (Chino)

Although average incomes in China have risen dramatically since the 1980s, concerns are increasing that the rural elderly have not benefited from growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. ... Vea más +

Publicación 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Cai, Fang; Giles, John; Oapos;Keefe, Philip; Wang, Dewen Inglés,

Weathering a storm : survey-based perspectives on employment in China in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (Inglés)

Evidence from a range of different sources suggests that Chinese workers lost 20-36 million jobs because of the global financial crisis. Most of these layoffs affected migrant workers, who have typically lacked employment protection, tend to be concentrated in export-oriented sectors, and were among the easiest to dismiss when the crisis hit. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5984 MAR 01, 2012

Giles, John; Park, Albert; Cai, Fang; Du, Yang

The labor supply and retirement behavior of Chinaapos;s older workers and elderly in comparative perspective (Inglés)

This paper highlights the employment patterns of Chinaapos;s over-45 population and, for perspective, places them in the context of work and retirement patterns in Indonesia, Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5853 OCT 01, 2011

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Wei

Can Chinaapos;s rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration (Inglés)

This paper shows that support from the family continues to be an important source of support for the rural elderly, particularly the rural elderly over 70 years of age. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5510 DEC 01, 2010

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Zhao, Changbao

Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis : evidence from Indonesia (Inglés)

In response to concerns over the vulnerability of the young in the wake of Indonesiaapos;s 1997-1998 economic crises, the Government of Indonesia implemented a supplementary feeding program to support early childhood nutritional status. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5471 NOV 01, 2010

Giles, John; Satriawan, Elan

Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ? (Inglés)

This paper estimates the relationship between initial village inequality and subsequent household income growth for a large sample of households in rural China. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5483 NOV 01, 2010

Benjamin, Dwayne; Brandt, Loren; Giles, John

The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural China (Inglés)

This paper examines the effect of the financial crisis on off-farm employment of Chinaapos;s rural labor force. Using a national representative data set collected from across China, the paper finds that there was a substantial impact. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5439 OCT 01, 2010

Huang, Jikun; Zhi, Huayong; Huang, Zhurong; Rozelle, Scott; Giles, John

A control function approach to estimating dynamic probit models with endogenous regressors, with an application to the study of poverty persistence in China (Inglés)

This paper proposes a parametric approach to estimating a dynamic binary response panel data model that allows for endogenous contemporaneous regressors. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5400 AUG 01, 2010

Giles, John; Murtazashvili, Irina

New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (Inglés)

Indonesia has made improving the access to health workers, especially in rural areas, and improving the quality of health providerapos;s key priority areas of its next five-year development plan. ... Vea más +

Otro estudio sobre salud 53883 APR 14, 2010

Rokx, Claudia; Giles, John; Satriawan, Elan; Marzoeki, Puti; Harimurti, Pandu; Yavuz, Elif

New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (Inglés)

Indonesia has made improving the access to health workers, especially in rural areas, and improving the quality of health providerapos;s key priority areas of its next five-year development plan. ... Vea más +

Publicación 73069 APR 14, 2010

Rokx, Claudia; Giles, John; Satriawan, Elan; Marzoeki, Puti; Harimurti, Pandu; Yavuz, Elif

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Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (Inglés)
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AUG 16, 2013 74910 Evaluación de la pobreza Inglés, Vietnamita
Chinaapos;s 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinaapos;s workers (Inglés)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6542 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6497 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Labor regulation and enterprise employment in China (Inglés)
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JUN 16, 2012 77738 Documento de trabajo
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (Inglés)
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JUN 05, 2012 78180 Documento de trabajo
Patterns and correlates of intergenerational non-time transfers : evidence from CHARLS (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6076 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China (Inglés)
Vea más +
JUN 01, 2012 WPS6082 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (Inglés)
Vea más +
MAR 13, 2012 67522 Publicación Inglés, Chino
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (Chino)
Vea más +
MAR 13, 2012 67522 Publicación Inglés,
Weathering a storm : survey-based perspectives on employment in China in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (Inglés)
Vea más +
MAR 01, 2012 WPS5984 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The labor supply and retirement behavior of Chinaapos;s older workers and elderly in comparative perspective (Inglés)
Vea más +
OCT 01, 2011 WPS5853 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Can Chinaapos;s rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration (Inglés)
Vea más +
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5510 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis : evidence from Indonesia (Inglés)
Vea más +
NOV 01, 2010 WPS5471 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ? (Inglés)
Vea más +
NOV 01, 2010 WPS5483 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural China (Inglés)
Vea más +
OCT 01, 2010 WPS5439 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
A control function approach to estimating dynamic probit models with endogenous regressors, with an application to the study of poverty persistence in China (Inglés)
Vea más +
AUG 01, 2010 WPS5400 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (Inglés)
Vea más +
APR 14, 2010 53883 Otro estudio sobre salud
New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (Inglés)
Vea más +
APR 14, 2010 73069 Publicación