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Developing countries
Book Chapter
Conclusions and policy implications

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Inequality Policy Developing countries
Book Chapter
Introduction: the changing nature of work and inequality

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Earnings inequality Skills Tasks
Book
Tasks, skills, and institutions: The changing nature of work and inequality

BOOK IN PRODUCTION – ESTIMATED FOR PUBLICATION IN SUMMER 2023 Developed countries have experienced a polarization in earnings and in employment, namely stronger growth in the earnings and jobs for the most and least skilled workers at the expen...

Inequality Earnings Labour market
Working Paper
The role of social protection and tax policies in cushioning crisis impacts on income and poverty in low- and middle-income countries: A rapid scoping review

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries enacted tax and social protection measures to help mitigate the economic hardship faced by individuals and households...

Social protection Taxation Crisis
Working Paper
Climate vulnerability and government resource mobilization in developing countries

There is substantial empirical literature on the impact of climate vulnerability on economic outcomes in developing countries. However, this literature is still weak on the impact of climate vulnerability on tax revenue mobilization...

Climate Vulnerability Developing countries
Journal Article
Gender and vulnerable employment in the developing world: Evidence from global microdata

This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions...

Vulnerable employment Gender gap Developing countries
Journal Article
The dominant role of large firms in profit shifting

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Globally, the largest 0.001 per cent of frms earn one-third of all corporate profts. Nonetheless, there is little understanding of how proft shifting difers across frm size...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Working Paper
Employer power and employment in developing countries

The issue of employer power is underemphasized in the development literature. The default model is usually one of competitive labour markets. This assumption matters for analysis and policy prescription...

Employer power Employment Developing countries
Working Paper
Productivity growth effects of structural reforms: Evidence from developing countries

Which structural reforms affect labour productivity growth in developing countries? This paper answers this question by combining the local projections method and the inverse probability weighted regression adjustment (LP-IPWRA) method...

Labour productivity Reforms Business cycles
Working Paper
Financial liberalization and its implications for private savings in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper employs data from 103 developing countries between 1981 and 2012 to examine the determinants of private savings in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a focus on the effect of financial liberalization on private savings...

Developing countries Financial liberalization Saving
Blog
Confronting low domestic savings in Africa

What are the linkages between national savings and sustainable economic growth? Why are there differences in the amounts of savings between different countries?...

Informal work Developing countries Domestic savings
Working Paper
Microsimulation approaches to studying shocks and social protection in selected developing economies

This paper calculates automatic stabilization in Ghana, South Africa, and Ecuador to explain income cushioning amid income and demand shocks. Fiscal policies within these countries are also stress tested to gauge welfare contingencies and insurance...

Developing countries Shocks Social protection
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

9 May 2022
Online, Finland
Past event
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy at Shiv Nadar University

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

22 April 2022
Online, India
Past event
Presentation
Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Panel discussion
Social mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction

A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...

6 April 2022
University of Greenwich Stockwell Street, 10 Stockwell St. - Room LT 0004, East Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Past event
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