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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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
Working PaperWhy do women co-operate more in women’s groups?
We examine a public goods game in 83 communities in northern Liberia...Public goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Working PaperThe effect of China’s One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
I first document that the introduction of the One Child Policy dramatically increased sex selection in certain regions, and that the Chinese government responded to this by allowing parents who had a daughter as their first child to try for a second ...Development Education Family planning
Working PaperGender and bargaining: Evidence from an artefactual field experiment in rural Uganda
We study gender differences in bilateral bargaining using an artefactual field experiment in rural Uganda, through variation in gender composition of bargaining pairs and in disclosure of identities...Artefactual field experiment Bargaining Gender
Working PaperGender, Islam, and law
This paper considers arguments about Islam and women’s welfare, and, at greater length, how legal systems with Islamic elements treat women, with a focus on how women fare in Islamic family courts...Courts Ethnography Gender
Working PaperExplaining gender differences in preference for self-employment among tertiary graduates in Ghana
We examine gender differences in ambitions and expectations of jobseekers concerning self-employment, an increasingly proposed option for youth in economies with limited wage employment...Gender Ghana Graduate employability
Working PaperEradicating women-hurting customs: What role for social engineering?
Social engineering refers to deliberate attempts, often under the form of legislative moves, to promote changes in customs and norms that hurt the interests of marginalized population groups...Social norms Harmful customs Gender
Working PaperThe differential impact of economic crisis on men and women, and its connection to intra-household bargaining
This paper discusses whether the Asian financial crisis affected men and women differently in Indonesia by estimating the effect of district consumption shock during the crisis on changes in men’s and women’s working status and assets...Economic crisis Coping strategies Gender
Working PaperAre caste categories misleading?: The relationship between gender and jati in three Indian states
This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India...Autonomy Caste Gender
Working PaperThe donor footprint and gender gaps
In this paper we analyse the impact of foreign aid on gender outcomes and attitudes. We do this by matching geocoded household surveys with aid projects...Foreign aid Gender Geocoded data
Working PaperHealth consequences of sterilizations
One-third of married women are sterilized in India. This is largely due to family planning programs that put a strong emphasis on ‘permanent’ contraceptive methods rather than temporary ones...Development Fertility, Human Gender