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Social mobility among disadvantaged groups in India

In recent decades, India has experienced rapid economic growth alongside radical affirmative action programs enacted since independence. This column explores what we know about the impact on social mobility...

Social mobility India Equality
New WIID Companion to improve the study of inequality

There is a growing need to understand income inequality trends and how they interplay with other social, economic, and political outcomes, both at the country level and worldwide...

Inequality Equality Economic inequality
Book Chapter
Empirical challenges comparing inequality across countries: The case of middle-income countries from the LIS database

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Economic development Equality Middle-income countries
Working Paper
The relationship between transport accessibility and employment duration

The purpose of this research is to investigate whether transport accessibility influences the employment duration of individuals in South Africa...

Employment Employment duration Equality
Journal Article
Basic Old‐Age Protection in Latin America: Noncontributory Pensions, Coverage Expansion Strategies, and Aging Patterns across Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Equality Old age Social pensions
Moving out of identity silos and into intersectionality: The example of gender identity

Women are undoubtedly doing better today than they were even 40-50 years ago. The gender gap has shrunk in many areas, including educational attainment, health, and employment and wages...

Gender Caste Equality
World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

Theme: Transforming societies

Inequality Equality Income inequality
Working Paper
Empirical challenges comparing inequality across countries: The case of middle-income countries from the LIS database

This study presents new empirical results, using microdata from the LIS database, on development patterns in economic inequality for a set of countries that are less covered in the empirical literature, mostly due to the lack of appropriate data...

Economic development Equality Middle-income countries
Policy Brief
Toward gender equity and women’s empowerment

There are three main channels of women’s empowerment: legal or policy reforms, outside economic opportunities, and collective action...

Gender Equality Discrimination
Book Chapter

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

Gender Equality Female empowerment
Towards Gender Equity in Development

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Gender Equality Discrimination
Working Paper
The expansion of economic protection for older adults in Latin America: Key design features of non-contributory pensions

Over the past two decades, many Latin American countries have expanded the economic protection of older adults by developing non-contributory pensions or making eligibility rules more flexible...

Equality Old age Social pensions
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