Brown Bag Workshop: Jobs, Gender, and Labour Market Policies in the Kyrgyz Republic: Evidence from the Panel Household Survey

Date: 11 May 2017
Chair: Sarosh Sattar, Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity GP
Speakers: Kathryn Anderson (Vanderbilt University), Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI), and Dr Roman Mogilevskii (University of Central Asia)

11 May 2017, 12:00-13:30 Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

The World Bank, Main Complex room #MC 7-603
Washington, DC, USA

Job creation is key to improving population’s welfare in developing countries. Gender norms, intra-household bargaining power dynamics and labor market policies play important role in shaping up the job market behavior by households. In the context of volatile post transition economy, like the Kyrgyz Republic, where one also observes shifting gender norms and labor market policies it is important to link the active labor programs with micro evidence.

This seminar will explore recent research findings on household labor behavior and labor markets developments using evidence from the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study - a unique, multi-topic longitudinal survey of 3000 households in the Kyrgyz Republic conducted between 2010 and 2016.

The workshop will bring together the research project partners – ISDC, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Central Asia – to present the recent evidence on the jobs behavior and labor market policies in the Kyrgyz Republic.