Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
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 Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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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
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
Working PaperGender inequality in employment in Mozambique
We investigate the trend in the gender employment gap in the expanding non-subsistence sector of the economy in Mozambique, a country still characterized by a large subsistence agricultural sector...Gender Employment Education
Working PaperImpact of school feeding programmes on educational outcomes: Evidence from dry cereals in schools in Burkina Faso
Food for Education (FFE) programmes have been implemented in developing countries since the 1960s...Enrolment School attendance Gender
Working PaperBreaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors
Occupational segregation significantly contributes to the earnings gender gap worldwide...Gender Norms Labour market participation