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.
Policy Brief: Employment expectations of university students in Mozambique
Results from a baseline survey
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.
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Book ChapterExcess female mortality in Africa
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentMissing women Mortality Gender
Book ChapterAre caste categories misleading? The relationship between gender and jati in three Indian states
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentAutonomy Caste Gender
Book ChapterEradicating women-hurting customs: What role for social engineering?
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentSocial norms Harmful customs Gender
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
Book ChapterGender, Islam, and law
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentCourts Ethnography Gender
Book ChapterWhy do women co-operate more in women's groups?
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentPublic goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Book ChapterBreaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentGender Norms Labour market participation
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentGender Equality Female empowerment
BookTowards Gender Equity in Development
Early view: When published this book will become Open Access. As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination, women in the developing world often lack autonomy...Gender Equality Discrimination
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 PaperThe gender gap in firm productivity in Rwanda: Evidence from establishment and household enterprise data
Rwanda is one of the countries with the best strategies for women empowerment and gender equality in Africa and globally. Nonetheless, some inequalities exist especially in education attainment...Gender Economic policy (Business enterprises) Productivity
Working PaperRental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Viet Nam
The way property rights affect land rental market behaviour is one of the key issues in development economics...Land use Land titling Gender
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the positive influence of female elected officials on economic performance makes headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Quint and ThePrint.in have published articles discussing the impact of women’s participation in...Gender Politics Economic growth
Working PaperMaternal mortality and women’s political participation
Raising women’s political participation leads to faster maternal mortality decline. We estimate that the introduction of quotas for women in parliament results in a 9–12 per cent decline in maternal mortality...Gender Maternal mortality quotas
Working PaperOccupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa
In this paper, I show that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified not only by race, but also by gender...Gender Occupational segregation Stratification
Journal ArticleDiscrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam
This paper examines the relationship among gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam...Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender