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Decomposition
Working Paper
Sources of output growth in the countries of the Common Monetary Area and provinces of South Africa

This paper aims to decompose the sources of growth in economies in the Southern African region’s Common Monetary Area and in the provinces of South Africa...

Growth Efficiency Technology
Working Paper
The influence of household composition on leisure time in South Africa: A gender comparison

This study considers how household composition influences the leisure time of men and women in South Africa, using the South African 2010 Time Use Survey...

leisure household composition Gender inequality
Journal Article
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The author discusses a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Working Paper
Earnings inequality and the changing nature of work: Evidence from Labour Force Survey data of Bangladesh

With structural changes in production coupled with technological progress, there have been shifts in modes of production and patterns of employment, with important consequences on task composition of occupations...

Labour force survey Inequality Polarization
Working Paper
Evolution of wage inequality in India (1983–2017): The role of occupational task content

We examine data for urban workers in the non-agricultural sector across three decades, 1983–2017, and find that earnings inequality increased during 1983–2004, was largely stable during 2004–11, and decreased during 2011–17...

Skills Tasks Earnings inequality
Journal Article
Quantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality an application to Mozambique

In this study, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality...

Inequality Decomposition RIF
Working Paper
Agro-industry, exports, and income distribution: A multiplier decomposition analysis for Myanmar

This paper considers the impacts of agro-industry development and international trade on income distribution in Myanmar, focusing on low-income rural households...

Social Accounting Matrix Decomposition Myanmar
Working Paper
Closing the gap: Gender and innovation

Innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist...

Female-owned enterprises Gender gap Innovation
Working Paper
Labour market polarization in South Africa: A decomposition analysis

There is evidence from developed countries that technical change affects not only the employment intensity of production, but also the occupational composition of employment...

Decomposition Labour market Polarization
Working Paper
Concepts of social mobility

This paper has two purposes. The first is to define clearly different social mobility concepts and components. The second is to embed these concepts and components into a larger context of social mobility research...

Social mobility Economic mobility Macromobility
Working Paper
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

I discuss a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Research Brief
The gender wage gap in post-apartheid South Africa

The World Bank reports that the world loses US$160 trillion in human capital wealth due to gender wage inequality every year. Inequality is not just an issue of fairness...

Labour force participation Gender gap Wage gap
Journal Article
Investigating Growing Inequality in Mozambique

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Inequality Mozambique Decomposition
Working Paper
Distributional changes in the gender wage gap in the post-apartheid South African labour market

This paper investigates the evolution of the gender wage gap in South Africa, using the 1993–2015 Post-Apartheid Labour Market Series data set. The changes in the gap are heterogeneous across the wage distribution...

Labour force participation Gender gap Wage gap
Policy Brief
Inequality in India on the rise

Following the introduction of economic reforms in the early 1990s, India today is achieving unprecedented per capita growth rates. Poverty reduction has also accelerated and is justly celebrated...

Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working Paper
Inequality trends and dynamics in India: The bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives

India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality...

Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
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