Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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30 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleSelf-assessed vs. statistical evidence of racial discrimination: The case of indigenous Australians
This paper provides new insights on the labour market discrimination faced by indigenous Australians one of the most disadvantaged indigenous populations in developed countries...Discrimination in employment Employees Ethnic relations
Working PaperGroup-based inequalities: The case of Vietnam
This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Vietnam over the past 20 years...Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleThe Measurement of Ethnic and Religious Divisions: Spatial, Temporal, and Categorical Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
An ever-expanding body of empirical research suggests that ethno-religious divisions adversely impact a host of normatively desirable objectives linked to the quality of life in society, implicitly representing a strong challenge to multiculturalist ...Ethnic relations Religion
Working PaperHorizontal inequalities and affirmative action: An analysis of attitudes towards redistribution across groups in Africa
Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Income distribution
Working PaperSelf-assessed versus statistical evidence of labour market discrimination: The case of indigenous Australians
We assess the relative importance of statistical residual-based measures of discrimination in determining indigenous Australians’ perceptions of discrimination in the labour market...Discrimination in employment Employees Ethnic relations
Working PaperThe inequality-resource curse of conflict: Heterogeneous effects of mineral deposit discoveries
Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict...Ethnic relations Nonrenewable natural resources Social conflict
Working PaperEthnic disadvantage in Vietnam: Evidence using panel data
This study investigates the ethnic disadvantage in rural Vietnam, focusing on the magnitude of the majority–minority gap and the constraints on ethnic minority households that contribute to the gap...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Households
Working PaperChildren and the youth in rural Vietnam
Structural transformation in rural Vietnam has led to rising incomes and a diversification of livelihoods away from agriculture...Children Education Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleSouth Africa's Emerging Black Middle Class: A Harbinger of Political Change?
Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle ClassDemocracy Ethnic relations
Book ChapterWho’s the Alien? :: Xenophobia in post-Apartheid South Africa
In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced...Econometric models (Economic development) Ethnic relations Poverty
Working PaperThe Conceptualization and Measurement of Ethnic and Religious Divisions: Categorical, Temporal, and Spatial Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
A large body of recent quantitative work on the ‘diversity detriment’ hypothesis finds that ethno-religious diversity is linked with a host of societal ills, implying in turn a strong challenge to multiculturalist theory and policies...Ethnic relations Religion
Working PaperPoverty and Ethnicity Among Black South Africans
This paper investigates inequalities across the major black ethnic groups in South Africa, accounting for 80 per cent of the country’s population...Ethnic relations Income Internal migration
PresentationEthnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research
Presentation by Rachel M. Gisselquist. Title: 'Ethnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research' (paper by Rachel M. Gisselquist, Stefan Leiderer, and Miguel Nino-Zarazua)...
Journal ArticleEthnic Politics in Ranked and Unranked Systems: an Exploratory Analysis
This article explores how ethnic politics may operate differently in societies with “ranked” versus “unranked” ethnic systems, where ethnicity and class correlate closely versus very little...Corporate governance Ethnic relations Public goods