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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Book ChapterIntra-household bargaining in poor countries
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentHouseholds Efficiency Development
Working PaperIntra-household bargaining in poor countries
This paper is intended to bridge the theoretical literature describing efficient intra-household behaviour and the development literature that collects empirical regularities pointing toward the existence of strategic decision-making among spouses...Households Efficiency Development
AboutPresentation - AL9
The title of the lecture is ‘The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy’. The reference to ‘flatness’ alludes to the more level playing field due to globalization that has enabled China, India, and...Inequality Justice Globalization
Working PaperThe power to choose: Gender balance of power and intra-household educational spending in India
We assess the effect of female bargaining power on the share of educational expenditures in the household budget in India...Collective bargaining Education Feminist economics
Working PaperCoffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Viet Nam
Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...Households Income Labor supply
VideoSpecial Session on South Africa 2
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.2Health Poverty Economic surveys
VideoThe Poorest and Most Excluded
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.3Poverty Children Households
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.2Climate change Households Energy infrastructure
Working PaperGender-based violence and gender bias in schooling decision: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the impact of gender based violence against women and girls (GBV), in the environment the children live in, on school attendance, school achievement, as well as boys’ and girls’ dropouts...Education Families Households
Working PaperIncome and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system
This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Working PaperEthnic disadvantage in Vietnam: Evidence using panel data
This study investigates the ethnic disadvantage in rural Vietnam, focusing on the magnitude of the majority–minority gap and the constraints on ethnic minority households that contribute to the gap...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Households
Working PaperCommercialization in agriculture in rural Viet Nam, 2006-14
The vast majority of households in rural Viet Nam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Working PaperLabour and migration in rural Vietnam
This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of migrant households and analyses the effects of migration in Vietnam, on the basis of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey conducted in 2012 and 2014...Emigrant remittances Households Labor mobility
Journal ArticleModeling Fuel Choice among Households in Northern Cameroon
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesHouseholds Renewable energy sources Technological innovations
Working PaperComparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam
This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...Agriculture Households Information technology