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Decomposition
Book Chapter
Exploring concepts of social mobility

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Economic mobility Macromobility
Working Paper
The recentered influence function and unidimensional poverty measurement

I discuss the applicability of the recentered influence function (RIF) to the analysis of poverty differentials between distributions (regression-based decomposition into composition and income structure effects)...

Poverty Recentered influence function Decomposition
Working Paper
Re-examining the Brazilian South–Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power...

Brazil Income inequality Decomposition
Journal Article
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

The author discusses a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Book Chapter
India: Inequality trends and dynamics, the bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
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
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
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