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Journal ArticleDecomposing learning inequalities in East Africa: How much does sorting matter?
Inequalities in learning opportunities arise from both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
BlogDual learning disadvantages in East Africa: And how to deal with them
Children from poorer families in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda face a double disadvantage in their opportunity to access learning: not only is the overall quality of education low in these countries, but they also attend relatively poorer-quality schoo...Inequality of opportunities Sorting Variance decomposition
Book ChapterBrazil: What are the main drivers of income distribution changes in the new millennium?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldIncome inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working PaperDoes sorting matter for learning inequality?: Evidence from East Africa
Inequalities in children’s learning are widely recognized to arise from variations in both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility of education in Vietnam: Evidence from the Vietnam War
Vietnam’s education system has recently attracted international attention for exceptional learning outcomes and success in improving schooling outcomes over a short period, despite being a lower-middle-income country...Intergenerational Mobility Access to education War
Policy BriefInequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over
After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part II)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Working PaperWhat are the main drivers of Brazilian income distribution changes in the new millennium?
After three decades of persistently high income inequality, from 2001 Brazil experienced a downward inequality trend followed by rising household income growth. Both movements lasted until 2015...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working PaperPuzzle me this?: The Vietnamese reverse gender education gap
We investigate within the context of Vietnam how circumstances at age 15 or 16 relate to completion of upper secondary education four years later...Gender Education Access to education
BlogHas the quality of Mozambique’s education been sacrificed at the altar of access?
Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools...Education Education quality Access to education