The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogThe labour market implications of COVID-19 for Bangladeshi women
With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020, 1 the livelihoods of a significant number of people were under serious threat — with women most likely to suffer the wors...COVID-19 Gender inequality Labour force participation
Journal ArticleSegregation of women into low-paying occupations in the United States
We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider the stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when either women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs...Gender inequality Low-paying occupations Occupational segregation
Policy BriefUnequal growth in Mozambique and the region
There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...Poverty Growth Unequal growth
SeminarMehwish Ghulam Ali on do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan?
Mehwish Ghulam Ali will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November 2019. Abstract - Do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan? Parental preference for sons is a major characteristic of many societies...
Journal ArticleContract Farming in Mozambique: Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesContract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Journal ArticleIntroduction to Special Issue on: ‘Inequalities in the Least Developed Countries – Some Lessons from Africa’
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesEconomic inequality Multidimensional poverty Inequality and Well-being
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BlogMoving out of identity silos and into intersectionality: The example of gender identity
Women are undoubtedly doing better today than they were even 40-50 years ago. The gender gap has shrunk in many areas, including educational attainment, health, and employment and wages...Gender Caste Equality
Working PaperContract farming in Mozambique: Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households
This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique...Contract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Working PaperGender inequalities among adults and children in collective households
This paper studies the distribution of resources within Albanian families in 2012 using a collective consumption model with two alternative specifications: the first enables the estimation of intrahousehold distribution of resources among male adults...Gender inequality Intrahousehold distribution Collective consumption models
Working PaperSegregation of women into low-paying occupations in the United States
We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs...Gender inequality Low-paying occupations Occupational segregation