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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
Expert insights on Ukraine
Read expert commentary from the WIDER Network on the situation in Ukraine, drawing from research around the world. Read more
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume fills a crucial gap in social mobility studies and provides the foundation for future research on social mobility in countries of the Global South. Download your copy today
Check out our research in brief
Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
100 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperEmployment policy in Mainland Tanzania: what’s in it for women?
Tanzania has experienced relatively strong and stable economic growth accompanied by social stability over the past two decades. The country is also pursuing an ambitious development plan with significant employment objectives...Employment policy Gender Women
SeminarAshwini Deshpande and Janneke Pieters on women’s work
BlogThe COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections
The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
Working PaperExploring social policy trajectories in Mainland Tanzania: Driving for gender-inclusive development?
In July 2020, the United Republic of Tanzania gained the status of a lower-middle-income country. This came after two decades of significant social policy reforms and transformations in the country’s economic structures...Social policy Gender Tanzania
BlogWhy women are made to rely on vulnerable work
The gender pay-gap is one of the foremost indicators of gender inequality and thus a guide for women’s economic empowerment policies...Gender Gender gap Developing countries
Journal ArticleFinance, gender and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityEntrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Journal ArticleFemale labor force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Female labor force participation rates have been stagnating despite rising female education in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal ArticleOn the link between managerial attributes and firm access to formal credit in Myanmar
Using a survey of enterprises in Myanmar, we examine demand for formal credit and the extent to which firms are self-constrained by not applying for credit or if they apply and are constrained by bank’s rejections...Formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working PaperThe gender productivity gap: Evidence from the Indian informal sector
We examine the patterns and correlates of the productivity gap between male-owned and female-owned firms for informal enterprises in India...Gender Productivity gap India
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social policy trajectories and women in Tanzania
The virtual conference Social Policy in Africa is organized 22-24 November 2021 by University of South Africa (UNISA) in the City of Tshwane in South Africa. On 22 November researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation in...
PresentationAyu Pratiwi and Milla Nyyssölä on land rights and inter-generational resource allocations in Tanzania
On 17 November 2021 Turku University researcher Ayu Pratiwi and UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is...
Book ChapterGender and social mobility: Gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesGender Gender attitudes Norms
Book ChapterSocial mobility in China: A case study of social mobility research in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Gender Log-linear models
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social protection and gender in Tanzania
On 29 September 2021 UNU-WIDER researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is Social protection and gender in...
BlogKanika Mahajan – IEA featured economist interview
Kanika Mahajan, a researcher engaged in UNU-WIDER's project on 'The changing nature of work and inequality', is the August 2021 featured economist of the International Economic Association (IEA)...Inequality Labour economics Gender
Journal ArticleOccupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa
This study shows that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified by gender...Gender Occupational segregation Stratification