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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 (anglais)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of China'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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam'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 (vietnamien)

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. ... Voir la suite

Évaluation de la pauvreté 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 anglais,

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Évaluation de la pauvreté 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 vietnamien

China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (anglais)

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 China's workers. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

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

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6497 JUN 01, 2013

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

Labor regulation and enterprise employment in China (anglais)

Using data from a national survey of Chinese manufacturing firms conducted in 2009, the authors analyze the impact of implementation of China's 2008 labor contract law on the employment of production workers. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail 77738 JUN 16, 2012

Park, Albert; Giles, John; Du, Yang

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail 78180 JUN 05, 2012

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6076 JUN 01, 2012

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

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6082 JUN 01, 2012

Zhang, Jian; Giles, John; Rozelle, Scott

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Publication 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Fang; O'Keefe, Philip chinois

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Publication 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Cai, Fang; Giles, John; O'Keefe, Philip; Wang, Dewen anglais,

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5984 MAR 01, 2012

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

The labor supply and retirement behavior of China's older workers and elderly in comparative perspective (anglais)

This paper highlights the employment patterns of China'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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5853 OCT 01, 2011

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Wei

Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5510 DEC 01, 2010

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Zhao, Changbao

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

This paper exploits heterogeneity in program exposure to evaluate the effectiveness of a supplementary feeding program implemented in the wake of the 1997-1998 economic crises in Indonesia. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5471 NOV 01, 2010

Giles, John; Satriawan, Elan

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

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

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5483 NOV 01, 2010

Giles, John; Benjamin, Dwayne; Brandt, Loren

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

This paper examines the effect of the financial crisis on off-farm employment of China's rural labor force. Using a national representative data set collected from across China, the paper finds that there was a substantial impact. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5439 OCT 01, 2010

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

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

This paper proposes a parametric approach to estimating a dynamic binary response panel data model that allows for endogenous contemporaneous regressors. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS5400 AUG 01, 2010

Giles, John; Murtazashvili, Irina

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

Indonesia has made improving the access to health workers, especially in rural areas, and improving the quality of health provider's key priority areas of its next five-year development plan. ... Voir la suite

Autre étude en matière de santé 53883 APR 14, 2010

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

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

Indonesia has made improving the access to health workers, especially in rural areas, and improving the quality of health provider's key priority areas of its next five-year development plan. ... Voir la suite

Publication 73069 APR 14, 2010

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

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Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (anglais)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam'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 (vietnamien)
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AUG 16, 2013 74910 Évaluation de la pauvreté anglais,
2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam's remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges (anglais)
Voir la suite
AUG 16, 2013 74910 Évaluation de la pauvreté vietnamien
China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUL 01, 2013 WPS6542 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2013 WPS6497 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Labor regulation and enterprise employment in China (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 16, 2012 77738 Document de travail
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 05, 2012 78180 Document de travail
Patterns and correlates of intergenerational non-time transfers : evidence from CHARLS (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2012 WPS6076 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2012 WPS6082 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 13, 2012 67522 Publication chinois
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (chinois)
Voir la suite
MAR 13, 2012 67522 Publication anglais,
Weathering a storm : survey-based perspectives on employment in China in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 01, 2012 WPS5984 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The labor supply and retirement behavior of China's older workers and elderly in comparative perspective (anglais)
Voir la suite
OCT 01, 2011 WPS5853 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration (anglais)
Voir la suite
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5510 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis : evidence from Indonesia (anglais)
Voir la suite
NOV 01, 2010 WPS5471 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ? (anglais)
Voir la suite
NOV 01, 2010 WPS5483 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural China (anglais)
Voir la suite
OCT 01, 2010 WPS5439 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
A control function approach to estimating dynamic probit models with endogenous regressors, with an application to the study of poverty persistence in China (anglais)
Voir la suite
AUG 01, 2010 WPS5400 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (anglais)
Voir la suite
APR 14, 2010 53883 Autre étude en matière de santé
New insights into the provision of health services in Indonesia : a health workforce study (anglais)
Voir la suite
APR 14, 2010 73069 Publication