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Working Paper
Poverty, changing political regimes, and social cash transfers in Zimbabwe, 1980–2016

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction...

Poverty Child poverty Politics
Working Paper
Delayed marriage, contraceptive use, and breastfeeding: Fertility patterns over time and wealth quintiles in sub-Saharan Africa

The rate of fertility decline has been slow in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

Families Human fertility Population
Working Paper
Gender-based violence and gender bias in schooling decision: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines the impact of gender based violence against women and girls (GBV), in the environment the children live in, on school attendance, school achievement, as well as boys’ and girls’ dropouts...

Education Families Households
Working Paper
Social and political capital in rural Vietnam

This paper exploits five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to investigate issues of social and political capital in rural Vietnam...

Economic development Families Household survey
Book Chapter
An Empirical Analysis of the Economics of Marriage in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. Marriage is the single most important contractual arrangement youth in North Africa undertake as they navigate their transition to adulthood...

Families Game theory Economic power
Working Paper
The Economics of Marriage in North Africa

Marriage is the single most important economic transaction and social transition in the lives of young people. Yet little is known about the economics of marriage in much of the developing world...

Families Game theory Economic power
Working Paper
Determinants of Foreign Aid in Family Planning: How Relevant is the Mexico City Policy?

The Mexico City Policy (MCP) prohibits the United States Agency for International Development from providing aid to international non-governmental organizations that provide abortion-related services...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Families
Book Chapter
The Demographic Transformation of Post-Socialist Countries: Causes, Consequences and Questions

From the book: Economies in Transition

Families Health Population
Working Paper
Transformation of the Family under Rising Land Pressure: A Theoretical Essay

If we understand well the individualization of land tenure rules under conditions of growing land scarcity and increased market integration, much less is known about the mode of evolution of the farm-cum-family units possessing the land...

Agriculture Families Land reform
Working Paper
The Demographic Transformation of Post-Socialist Countries: Causes, Consequences, and Questions

The formerly socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have experienced a remarkable demographic transformation in the past twenty years...

Families Health Population
Book Chapter
Household Wealth in Latin America

From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Families Income distribution Informal sector
Book Chapter
Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries

From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Equality and inequality Families Inheritance and succession
Working Paper
Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries

Only recently has it been recognized that women may not share in the wealth of men, even within the same household or family. Moreover, there is growing evidence that the gender distribution of wealth matters...

Equality and inequality Families Inheritance and succession
Working Paper
Household Wealth in Latin America

This paper provides a descriptive analysis of wealth ownership and wealth inequality in Latin American countries, using diverse published sources and primary data analysis for 16 nations...

Families Income distribution Informal sector
Working Paper
Inequality in Income and Access to Education: A Cross-Country Analysis

In the current debate on the relationship between inequality in income distribution and growth one of the possible link works through the access to education...

Economic development Education Equality and inequality
Book
Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (paperback)

Exploring the impact of social change in the Middle East on women's status and roles, as well as women's varied responses, this book focuses on the gender dynamics of some of the major social processes in the region: economic development and ...

Employees Families Social movement
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