World Bank Doing Business Survey 2019: Employing Workers

The Employing Workers measure uses 9 items from the 2019 World Bank Doing Business Survey-a project to measure the regulations and enforcement of these regulations on small and medium sized companies in the private sector of 190 countries. The Employing Workers module asks about laws regarding hiring practices, overtime compensation, maternity leave and existence of anti-discrimination laws based on gender and membership within a disadvantaged group. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

Equal treatment and gender

1.A Does the law mandate that women and men be given equal remuneration for work of equal value (in compliance with ILO standards)?

Equal remuneration refers to rates of all remuneration (including but not limited to overtime, cash value benefits, work materials, family allowances, scholarships, incentives) established without discrimination based on sex. Work of equal value refers not only to the same or similar work, but also to different work of the same value.

  • Last year
  • This year

2. Are there laws mandating nondiscrimination in hiring on the basis of gender?

  • Last year
  • This year

3. Assuming that, as an exception, the employer is requesting the employee to perform some of his/her 40 hours during the employee’s weekly rest day (NOT overtime). What are, if any, the restrictions on work during day of weekly rest in the food retail industry? (i.e. limitation in the number of hours worked on day of weekly rest in the food retail industry (i.e. limitation in the number of hours worked on day of weekly rest, restrictions applying to certain categories of workers, such as non-pregnant and non-nursing women).

  • Last year
  • This year

4. Can women work the same night hours as men in the food retail industry? This question only refers to non-pregnant women and non-nursing mothers.

  • Last year
  • This year

Response Options:*
Yes
No

Maternity leave
5. Does the law mandate paid or unpaid maternity leave? In this question, leave can be paid or unpaid, as long as the government explicitly mandates some form of leave.

  • Last year
  • This year

Response Options:*
Yes
No

6. What is the mandatory minimum length of paid maternity leave (in calendar days)? This is the minimum number of days of leave that legally have to be paid for by the government, the employer or both. When maternity leave is not explicitly mentioned in the law, please refer to parental leave.

  • Last year
  • This year

Response Options:
_____ [Number of Calendar Days]

7. What percentage of wages does a woman receive while on maternity leave?

  • Last year
  • This year

Response Options:
_____ [Percentage of Wages]

Please explain the legal basis:

Skills development and training

8. Are there financial incentives (e.g. tax deductions, cost reimbursements etc.) for firms to provide apprenticeships, traineeships or internships to disadvantaged groups? (Disadvantaged groups include, but are not limited to, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, recently unemployed workers and people with criminal records)

Response Options:*
Yes
No
Other, please specify

Please provide the legal basis.

9. Does the law mandate nondiscrimination in training based on gender? (Including trainings, such as apprenticeships, traineeships, and internships)

Response Options:*
Yes
No

Please explain the legal basis.

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor Timor-Leste
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea
South
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Federated States of
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Bahamas
The Gambia
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

World Bank Group. (2019). Doing Business 2019 - Labor Market Regulation Questionnaire. https://www.doingbusiness.org/content/dam/doingBusiness/media/Methodology/Survey-Instruments/DB19/DB19-LMR-questionnaire-en.pdf

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

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 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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