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Journal Article
Family structure, education and women’s employment in rural India

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India...

non-farm employment Family structure female autonomy
Vacancies
Web Development Associate GS-6

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong web and systems development skills to join the Knowledge & Information Services Team of the Institute. Closing date: 8 March 2019, 23:59 UTC+2...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/FTA/WDA/66223
Closing date: 8 March 2019
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Blog
Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs

I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics...

News
Press release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER

‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’

SDGs Transformation Informality
Seminar
Ashwini Deshpande on choice, constraints and cultural norms: understanding factors underlying women's labour force participation in India

Ashwini Deshpande will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 February 2019. Abstract – Choice, Constraints and Cultural Norms: Understanding Factors Underlying Women's Labour Force Participation in India This paper seeks to understand...

20 February 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Blog
Can natural resources jump-start industrialization?

At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Blog
Revenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer

Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...

Government revenue Taxation data
Seminar
Costanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration

Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...

6 February 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Blog
Development programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India

Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...

Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme. In...

WIDER Seminar Series
News
New data on income inequality – WIID4 released

The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― presents information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality...

Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
Blog
Research that matters: A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme ...

Economic inequality Data revolution Tax
Seminar
Dilip Mookherjee on decentralized targeting of agricultural credit in West Bengal: private vs. political intermediaries

Dilip Mookherjee will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 27 February 2019. Abstract – Decentralized targeting of agricultural credit in West Bengal: private vs. political intermediaries This paper reports results from a field experiment...

27 February 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Working Paper
Assessing the quality of the income data used in SAMOD, a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model

In this paper we explore the income data in two surveys that underpin a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution data
Call for papers
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP: Transforming economies – for better jobs

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

Closing date: 28 February 2019
Application submissions
Presentation
© Taylor Leopold / Unsplash Ministry for Foreign Affairs hosts farewell lecture by Finn Tarp
17 December 2018
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Arppeanum Auditorio Snellmanninkatu 3-5, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Blog
The ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...

Industrialization Poverty Jobs
Conference
Transforming economies - for better jobs

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 2019 08:3013 September 2019 17:00
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
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© World Bank
Working Paper
Welfare dynamics in rural Viet Nam: Learning from regular, high-quality panel data

While many studies of welfare dynamics have been conducted using panel data sets with two or three waves, much richer insights can be obtained where more waves are available...

Welfare dynamics Panel survey Panel data analysis
Blog
Rethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day

This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...

Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Blog
Horizontal inequality: Exploring persistence and change

A considerable body of recent research suggests that inequality between ethnic groups has major socioeconomic implications...

In the media
SA-TIED researcher interviewed on tax haven research

SA-TIED researcher, Ludvig Wier, has featured in multiple South African news outlets explaining new research findings from the programme. Wier was invited to speak to anchors from South Africa’s national news channels, SABC and eNCA . He was...

Profit shifting Multinational firms South Africa
Blog
From PhD Fellow to President: (of Colpensiones, Colombia’s public pension and social security administrator) – Juan Villa

Four years ago, in 2014, Juan Villa spent three months at UNU-WIDER in our PhD Fellowship Programme...

Social protection Public policy UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship
Research Brief
Bust before boom: New gas finds, investments, and their implications in Mozambique Economic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
Research Brief
Extractives and economic diversification in Mozambique: Will local content do the trick? Natural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Project
WIID - World Income Inequality Database

Theme: Inclusion

Project
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)

SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region, through original research conceived and produced in collaboration between United Nations University World...

 Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development / SA-TIED
Conference
WIDER Development Conference: Think development – Think WIDER Think development – Think WIDER
13 September 201815 September 2018
Marina Congress Center (MCC), Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Mozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas

This paper is a sequel to an earlier paper that looked in broad terms at many of the issues that Mozambique faces today in managing its new extractive resources...

Economic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
Blog
‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century

During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working Paper
Ethnicity and risk sharing network formation: Evidence from rural Viet Nam

Ethnic inequality remains a persistent challenge for Viet Nam. This paper aims at better understanding this ethnic gap through exploring the formation of risk sharing networks in rural areas...

Risk-sharing network Homophily Ethnic inequality
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