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Working Paper
Does affirmative action address ethnic inequality?: A systematic review of the literature

Despite the good intentions behind affirmative action policies to mediate ‘horizontal inequalities’ between ethnic groups, the evidence on their effectiveness remains open to debate...

Affirmative action Systematic review Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Ethnic inequality, the federal character principle, and the reform of Nigeria’s presidential federalism

The federal character principle is Nigeria’s primary formula for mitigating horizontal inequality and conflict in this chronically fractured society...

Horizontal inequality Conflict Ethnic diversity
Panel discussion
Addressing group-based inequalities presents at the APSA 2022 annual meeting

On 17 September 2022 UNU-WIDER is organising a panel at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition on the topic of Addressing ethnic inequality: Experiences of reform. The panel, chaired by UNU-...

6 September 2022
Palais de congrés de Montréal , Montreal, Canada
Past event
Working Paper
On data and trends in horizontal inequality

Economic, social, and political inequalities are at the forefront of today’s public debate...

Inequality Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Affirmative action: meaning, intentions, and impacts in the big picture

This paper provides a broad overview of the meaning of affirmative action and its intended and unintended impacts...

Affirmative action Horizontal inequality Literature survey
Journal Article
Involuntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Book Chapter
Social mobility and horizontal inequality

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality
Panel discussion
Rachel Gisselquist speaks at panel on ‘Human insecurity as a threat to human development’ at the UNDP Virtual Human Development Symposium

The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Office of the Human Development Report will host a virtual symposium over four days from 8-11 June on ‘A New Generation of Human Security’. Through a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions...

10 June 2021
Past event
Working Paper
Horizontal and intersecting inequalities in Mozambique: 1997–2017

This study seeks to add to the research on inequality in least developed countries, namely in Mozambique, by measuring and mapping indicators of horizontal wealth inequality along geographic regions and ethnolinguistic identities...

Inequality Horizontal inequality Wealth inequality
Who is being left behind? Closing the horizontal inequality gap

On Monday 17 May Rachel Gisselquist will join the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Seminar Series as discussant in their event on closing the horizontal inequality gap. Find more UNU-WIDER research on horizontal ineqality here...

17 May 2021
Online, United Kingdom
Past event
Working Paper
Horizontal inequality, COVID-19, and lockdown readiness: Evidence from India

A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 both reflects and exacerbates existing inequalities...

Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality Caste
Policy seminar
Political economy of ethnic inequalities and exclusion: Implications for development policy

The Chief Economist Team at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will host a policy seminar with UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist as a part of the SIDA Evidence for Action Seminar Series. The seminar,...

6 February 2020
SIDA headquarters, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
Working Paper
Social mobility and inequality between groups

The relationship between social mobility and inequality is well studied in the literature, but far greater attention has been paid to ‘vertical’ than to ‘horizontal’ inequality...

Social mobility Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality
Working Paper
Involuntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences

Across the world, we observe different experiences in terms of inequality between migrant and ‘host-country’ populations. What factors contribute to such variation?...

Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Journal Special Issue
Horizontal inequality in the Global South: Data, measurement, and trends

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention...

Ethnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Policy Brief
Horizontal inequality: Global trends and data challenges

Inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality Ethnic group
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