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19 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleBirth control, family size and educational stratification: Evidence from the Han and ethnic minorities in China
This study investigates the unexpected impact that enforcing birth control policies in China has upon the educational stratification between the Han majority, the policy target group, and ethnic minorities, a partially excluded group...Education Human fertility Minorities
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 Human fertility Gender
Working PaperLess restrictive birth control, less education?: Evidence from ethnic minorities in China
This paper investigates the net impact of birth control policy in China on educational attainment of the partially excluded ethnic minorities...Education Human fertility Minorities
Working PaperDelayed marriage, contraceptive use, and breastfeeding: Fertility patterns over time and wealth quintiles in sub-Saharan Africa
The rate of fertility decline has been slow in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...Families Human fertility Population
Working PaperOn the fertility transition in Africa: Income, child mortality, or education?
A consensus among social scientists is that fertility rates in Africa are declining. What determines these declines?...Economic growth Education Human fertility
Book ChapterThe Prospects for an Imminent Demographic Dividend in Africa :: The Case for Cautious Optimism
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Family policy Human fertility Health
Working PaperThe Prospects for an Imminent Demographic Dividend in Africa: The Case for Cautious Optimism
This paper looks at the prospects of a demographic dividend in Africa in the near future...Family policy Human fertility Health
BlogReport from Gender Equality Results Meeting
Roger Williamson The Danish State Secretary for Development Policy Charlotte Slente , welcomed the participants and contributors to the meeting and stressed the centrality of gender equality to Danish development policy ...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Education
Working PaperDeterminants of Foreign Aid in Family Planning: How Relevant is the Mexico City Policy?
The Mexico City Policy (MCP) prohibits the United States Agency for International Development from providing aid to international non-governmental organizations that provide abortion-related services...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Families
Book ChapterTunisia's Development Experience: A Success Story?
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessCommerce Economic development Human fertility
Book ChapterHealth and Female Labour Market Participation: The Case of Uganda
From the book: Health Inequality and DevelopmentHuman fertility Health Labour supply
Working PaperTunisia's Development Experience: A Success Story?
Tunisia’s recent growth and development performance relative to countries in its region, and relative to countries at similar levels of development in other parts of the world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been notable...Commerce Economic development Human fertility
Working PaperHealth and Labour Market Participation in Uganda
The paucity of non-agricultural paid employment, and under utilization of female labour in Uganda, and other sub-Saharan African countries, is often seen to be the next major obstacle to further poverty reduction and development in the region...Human fertility Health Labour supply
Book ChapterGender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentDiscrimination in employment Economic development Education
Book ChapterA Wider Approach to Aid Effectiveness: Correlated Impacts on Health, Wealth, Fertility and Education
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Education Human fertility
Working PaperGender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence
The study suggests that gender inequality acts as a significant constraint to growth in sub-Saharan Africa, and that removing gender-based barriers to growth will make a substantial contribution to realizing Africa’s economic potential...Discrimination in employment Economic development Education