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Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
242 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market
We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working PaperEffects of an education reform on household poverty and inequality: A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana
The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation...Education School reform microsimulation
Working PaperThe evolution of private returns to education during post-conflict transformation: Evidence from Mozambique
This paper estimates how private returns to education have evolved in the context of postconflict transformation in Mozambique...Returns to education Workforce Employment
Book ChapterThe effect of China's One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentDevelopment Education Family planning
Policy BriefEmployment expectations of university students in Mozambique: Results from a baseline survey
Before now, there has been no systematic study of the transition of university students as they finish their studies and enter the labour market...Employment Education Wages
ReportBaseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique
The survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique aims to respond to the concerns of the Government of Mozambique and development partners with respect to youth employment in the country...Employment Education Wages
Journal ArticleEthnic fragmentation, public good provision and inequality in India, 1988–2012
We study how ethnic fragmentation in Indian districts influences the distribution of consumption, both overall and between social groups...Education Equality and inequality Health care
Book ChapterChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractives Education Framework
Working PaperPuzzle me this?: The Vietnamese reverse gender education gap
We investigate within the context of Viet Nam how circumstances at age 15 or 16 relate to completion of upper secondary education four years later...Gender Education access to education
Working PaperFifty years of Asian experience in the spread of education and healthcare
This paper analyses the dramatic spread of education and healthcare in Asia and also the large variations in that spread across and within countries over 50 years...Healthcare Education State
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Vietnam over the past 20 years...Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working PaperIs the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp?: Evidence from host communities in Rwanda
This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Journal ArticleInequality in Education and Wealth in Tanzania: A 25-Year Perspective
The literature on inequality in Tanzania has been dependent on limited rounds of methodologically different household budget surveys...Education Equality and inequality Wealth