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Ethnicity is not public service destiny: The political logic of service distribution in South Africa

Millions of South Africans in thousands of demonstrations have protested the unequal allocation of public services...

Public service delivery Ethnicity Africa
Research Brief
Are credits or deductions better in public health spending?: The impact on equality in South Africa

The impact of medical deductions and medical credits on income inequality is a subject of discussion in South Africa, as well as in many other countries, raising critical questions about the fairness of the medical tax system and the impact on afford...

Medical tax credit Medical expenses Tax deductions
Working Paper
Shifting from deductions to credits: Unpacking the distributional effects of medical expenditure considerations in South Africa

The recent National Health Insurance White Paper proposes redirection of medical tax credits revenue towards the financing of the national health insurance...

Medical tax credit Medical expenses Tax deductions
Working Paper
Microsimulation of impacts of tax and transfer in Vietnam: Feasibility study

This paper assesses the feasibility of simulating the distributional impacts produced by various tax and transfer instruments in Vietnam...

Distribution Microeconomics Taxation
Book Chapter
Growth and Distributional Aspects of Poverty Reduction in South Africa

Distribution Equality and inequality Poverty
Journal Article
Income Inequality, Redistribution, and Poverty: Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Distribution Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Pro-poor Service Delivery and Social Identity

India addressed the requirement for pro-poor service delivery in rural regions by introducing decentralization and affirmative action policies...

Distribution Economic development Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Income Inequality, Redistribution and Poverty: Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioural Perspectives

Based on the standard axiom of individual utility maximization, rational choice has postulated that higher income inequality translates into greater redistribution by shaping the median voter’s preferences...

Distribution Equality and inequality Income distribution
Journal Article
The (evolving) role of agriculture in poverty reduction—An empirical perspective

The role of agriculture in development remains much debated. This paper takes an empirical perspective and focuses on poverty, as opposed to growth alone...

Distribution Econometric models (Economic development) Panel analysis
Blog
From the Editor's desk (October 2011)

Tony Addison As autumn moves into winter in Helsinki, it is time to bring you the October edition of UNU-WIDER’s newsletter, WIDER Angle...

Consumption Democracy Distribution
Working Paper
Halving Poverty in South Africa: Growth and Distributional Aspects

The United Nations Millennium Declaration commits to halving extreme poverty between 2000 and 2015. The South African government has set a goal of halving poverty by 2014, although the meaning of this goal has not yet been defined...

Distribution Equality and inequality Poverty
Working Paper
The (Evolving) Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction

The role of agriculture in development remains much debated. This paper takes an empirical perspective and focuses on poverty, as opposed to growth alone...

Distribution Econometric models (Economic development) Panel analysis
Book Chapter
Measuring Pro-poor Growth in Progress Toward Non-income Millennium Development Goal Targets

From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Distribution Economic development Poverty
Journal Article
Estimating Income Inequality in China Using Grouped Data and the Generalised Beta Distribution

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in China

Distribution Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Estimating Income Inequality in China Using Grouped Data and the Generalized Beta Distribution

There are two main types of data sources of income distributions in China: household survey data and grouped data. Household survey data are typically available for isolated years and individual provinces...

Distribution Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Measuring Pro-Poor Progress towards the Non-Income Millennium Development Goals

In order to track progress in MDG1 and explicitly link growth, inequality, and poverty reduction, several measures of ‘pro-poor growth’ have been proposed in the literature and used in applied academic and policy work...

Distribution Economic development Poverty
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