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Book Chapter
The state of knowledge about social mobility in the developing world

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Inequality Income
Technical Note
Imputation methods for adjusting SOUTHMOD input data to income losses due to the COVID-19 crisis

This note sets out two different methods on how to adjust incomes in the microdata underlying the standard SOUTHMOD models to reflect a sudden shock, in this case the COVID-19 shock, as done in the accompanying working paper by Lastunen et al...

Imputation Income Survey data
Technical Note
Deriving shocks to household consumption expenditures from the associated income shocks resulting from COVID-19

This note, which forms part of a series of technical notes that complement Lastunen et al. (2021) , reports the approach used to derive shocks to household expenditures from shocks at the individual-level labour incomes...

COVID-19 Income Shocks
Working Paper
Exploring the quality of income data in two African household surveys for the purpose of tax-benefit microsimulation modelling: Imputing employment income in Tanzania and Zambia

The quality of data on employment income is explored using Tanzanian and Zambian household survey datasets. The extent of missing and implausible income data is assessed and four different methods are applied to impute missing or implausible values...

Income Imputation Microsimulation
Seminar
The keynote address at the IRSA 16th Annual Conference — Kunal Sen

Kunal Sen is invited to give the Keynote Address at the 2021 Indonesian Regional Science Association's (IRSA) Annual Conference on 12 July. Professor Sen speaks on the main lessons from UNU-WIDER's project on ' The changing nature of...

12 July 202113 July 2021
Online, Indonesia
Past event
Journal Article
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

The author discusses a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Report
How COVID-19 is affecting workers and their livelihoods in urban Ghana: Results from the GSPS-COVID panel survey

This survey is a collaborative project conducted by researchers of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghan...

COVID-19 Survey data Employment
Book Chapter
China and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Intergenerational Mobility Equality of opportunity Education
Working Paper
Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

Multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
Working Paper
Changes in inequality within countries after 1990

In this paper, we use the World Income Inequality Database to assess the main trends in inequality within countries since around 1990...

Inequality Income WIID
Working Paper
China and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility

The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output...

Intergenerational Mobility Equality of opportunity Education
Journal Article
Global inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?

Despite the growing interest in global inequality, assessing inequality trends is a major challenge because individual data on income or consumption is not often available...

Inequality Income distribution Top incomes
Working Paper
Inequality by population groups and income sources: Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession

I discuss a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources...

Decomposition Recession Earnings inequality
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.4

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here . This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...

Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
Journal Article
Agricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria

Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
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