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Book ChapterDimensions of African Inequality
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Economic aspects (Education) Equality and inequality Economic aspects (Human capital)
Research BriefThe Causes of the Decline in Income Inequality in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis
Left-of-centre governments emphasized fiscally-prudent but more equitable macroeconomic, tax, social expenditure and labour policies A drop in the premium paid to skilled workers following a rapid expansion of secondary education decreased wage inequ...Economic aspects (Human capital) Economic policy Education
Working PaperEducation, Skill, and Earnings: Further Evidence from Ghana
This paper provides evidence on the nature of returns to education in Ghana and confirms the emerging empirical literature on the convexity of returns to education in Ghana...Education Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Human capital)
Working PaperDimensions of African Inequality
This paper discusses dimensions of inequality in sub-Saharan Africa and their causes. It starts with a review of the empirical evidence about inequality during the colonial period as well as the post-independence era...Economic aspects (Education) Equality and inequality Economic aspects (Human capital)
Book ChapterInequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2010
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic policy Education Equality and inequality
Book ChapterCountry Role Models: Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Human capital)
Book ChapterThe International Circulation of Elites: Knowledge, Entrepreneurial, and Political
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentEmigration and immigration Entrepreneurship Foreign workers
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (February 2012)
Tony Addison It’s now February, and Helsinki remains deep in snow. We had an extended blizzard last weekend, with temperatures hovering around minus five...Economic aspects (Human capital) Economic aspects (Nationalism) Democracy
Working PaperInequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2010
The paper reviews the steady and widespread decline in income inequality which has taken place in most of Latin America over 2002-10 and which––if continued for another 2-3 years––would reduce the average regional income inequ...Economic policy Education Equality and inequality
Working PaperLong-term Effects of Land Reform on Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from West Bengal
We use data on inter-generational gains in educational attainment by some 500,000 individuals in 200 West Bengal villages to explore gender-differentiated impacts of land reform on human capital accumulation at the individual level...Human capital Economic aspects (Human capital) Land reform
Book ChapterHuman and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic DevelopmentBusiness enterprises Business networks Economic development
Working PaperThe International Circulation of Elites: Knowledge, Entrepreneurial and Political
International migration analysis often focuses on mass migration rather than on the international mobility of elites, which is the focus of this paper...Emigration and immigration Entrepreneurship Foreign workers
Working PaperCountry Role Models: Synthesis of Ireland, Japan and Switzerland
This paper provides a synthesis of the three papers on the non-Nordic developed economies, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland along the following themes: role of the state, openness, education and human capital, and macroeconomic stability...Economic development Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Human capital)
Working PaperGlobalization and the Emergence of a Transnational Oligarchy
The aim of this paper is to examine the evolution of recruitment of elites due to globalization...Economic development Cross cultural studies (Education) Economic aspects (Human capital)
Working PaperInterplay of Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The Case of Uganda
This paper discusses the characteristics and determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in Uganda. It is based on a recent survey of urban and rural entrepreneurs, executed in May 2008...Business enterprises Business networks Economic development
Working PaperWhat Kind of Education Does China Need?: The Impact of Educational Attainment on Local Growth and Disparities
This paper analyses the impact of different levels of educational attainment on local growth and economic disparities in China...Economic development Education Human capital