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Working Paper
How far does the apple really fall from the tree?: Practical guidance on measuring intergenerational mobility from a simulation framework

Despite the importance attributed to intergenerational educational mobility in the process of development, there remains little consensus on how mobility should be measured...

Mobility Measurement error Sample truncation
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): data selection

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Data Inequality WIID
Research Brief
Trends in global inequality – a comprehensive approach Inequality Income inequality Global inequality
Blog
New WIID Companion to improve the study of inequality

There is a growing need to understand income inequality trends and how they interplay with other social, economic, and political outcomes, both at the country level and worldwide...

Inequality Equality Economic inequality
Technical Note
WIID Companion (March 2021): data selection

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Data Inequality WIID
Blog
From the editor's desk: Focus on data

This month, a partnership between UNU-WIDER and the Groningen Growth and Development Center (GGDC) brings a new database on economic transformation public...

Data Economic Transformation Database Income inequality
Blog
Data for better tax policy analysis: Introducing the latest version of the Government Revenue Dataset

Thanks to the updated version of the Government Revenue Dataset ( GRD ) we are now able to gain a clear picture of tax and other revenue trends in over 190 countries over the past four decades, up until 2018...

Government revenue Taxation Data
Working Paper
Data, global development, and COVID-19: Lessons and consequences

The COVID-19 pandemic holds at least seven lessons for the relationship between data-driven decision making, the use of artificial intelligence, and development...

Data science Data Artificial intelligence
Project
SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development Phase 2

Theme: Transforming states

SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Working Paper
Trade liberalization and South African manufacturing: Looking back with data

This paper provides a retrospective assessment of the effects of trade policies on South African manufacturing since the transition to democracy, examining the differences and commonalities in the views of economists in favour of and against an accel...

Trade policy Manufacturing Trade liberalization
Project
World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

Theme: Transforming societies

Inequality Equality Income inequality
Project
UNU-WIDER Summer School

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Capacity building Data Quantitative research
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
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
Journal Article
New data, new approaches and new evidence: A policy synthesis

Part of Journal Special Issue Firm level analysis using administrative record data

Firm-level analysis South Africa Data
Journal Article
Job flows, worker flows and churning in South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Firm level analysis using administrative record data

Firm-level analysis Data South Africa
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