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32 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperSocial 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 PaperInvoluntary 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 IssueHorizontal 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 BriefHorizontal 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
Policy BriefCan legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?
‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Journal ArticlePatronage and Public Goods Provisioning in an Unequal Land
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthHorizontal inequality Publicly provided goods
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleInequality Between Whom?: Patterns, Trends, and Implications of Horizontal Inequality in the Philippines
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEthnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Journal ArticleHorizontal Inequality and Data Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEthnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Horizontal Inequalities after Conflict
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityHorizontal inequality Legal empowerment Peacebuilding
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLegal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Journal Special IssueLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
ProjectAddressing group-based inequalities
Theme: Current programmeGroup-based inequality Horizontal inequality Global inequality
ProjectInequalities - measurement, implications, and influencing change
Theme: Current programmeInequality Inclusive institutions Data sources
Journal Special IssueHorizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
A considerable body of research suggests that horizontal inequality between ethnic groups has major socioeconomic implications, in particular for peace and economic development...Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality Ethnic group