Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
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Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperLabour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country’s economy...Health Labour migration Children
Working PaperFragmenting the family?: The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa
The disruption of family life is one of the important legacies of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid history...Children Family migration Mixed methods
Working PaperGender differences in child investment behaviour among agricultural households: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
We examine the impacts of an unconditional cash transfer in Lesotho using an experimental impact evaluation design. We find that the cash transfer led to different outcomes for girls and boys, overall favouring secondary school-aged girls...Children Education Labor
Journal ArticleEffects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009
A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting...Children Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Journal ArticleOrdinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data...Children Econometric models Equality and inequality
Working PaperEthnic and racial disparities in children’s education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Viet Nam
We investigate whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in children’s education in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Viet Nam...Children Education
Working PaperImpact of post-conflict development interventions on maternal healthcare utilization
We evaluate the effectiveness of a post-conflict development programme on maternal health-care utilization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh...Children Health care
Journal ArticleCosts, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children: Evidence and recommendations
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Education Policy, and DevelopmentChildren Economic development
Working PaperChild deprivation and income poverty in Ghana
This study assesses temporal and spatial distribution of child deprivation and income poverty using the fifth and sixth rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Survey...Children Income Poverty
Working PaperEstimating multidimensional childhood poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007 through 2013
After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty...Children Poverty Public welfare
VideoProgress in Data and Measurement
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1Database Inequality Health
VideoThe Poorest and Most Excluded
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.3Poverty Children Households
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3Expenditures, Public Children Malnutrition
Working PaperSchool, market work, and household chores: A day of Guatemalan children
This paper utilizes a unique dataset on time use to study the determinants of the number of hours allocated to market work, household chores, and school related activities of Guatemalan children between 2000 and 2011...Children Education
Working PaperChildren and the youth in rural Viet Nam
Structural transformation in rural Viet Nam has led to rising incomes and a diversification of livelihoods away from agriculture...Children Education Ethnic relations
SeminarMultidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology
The ‘Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology’ seminar was held in Maputo on 8 July 2015. It was part of the UNU-WIDER Research Programme theme of Transformation organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economics and...