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Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Project
Photo: tanakawho Varieties of structural transformation - macro drivers, wage inequality, and labour market outcomes

Theme: Current programme

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Inequality
Working Paper
Learning from the ʻbestʼ: The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa

Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are constantly expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy microsimulation
Working Paper
Inequality trends and dynamics in India: The bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives

India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality...

Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working Paper
Inequality in Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014

Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise...

Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility, human capital accumulation, and growth in India

Productivity and socio-economic progress are inter-connected. Economic growth funds policies that promote socio-economic progress, while the latter serves as a growth engine...

Intergenerational Mobility Inequality Growth
Working Paper
The dynamics of spatial and local inequalities in India

Studies of the spatial dimensions of inequality in developing countries are mostly restricted to states, provinces, or districts, typically the smallest geographical units for which data are representative in national surveys...

Decomposition Inequality Spatial inequality
Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
Working Paper
Changing male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study

Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women...

Gender Inequality Male perception
Working Paper
Economic inequality and subjective well-being across the world

We here use repeated cross-section data from the Afrobarometer, Asianbarometer Latinobarometer, and Eurobarometer to analyse the variables that are correlated with both current and future evaluations of standards of living...

Baromters Gini coefficient Inequality
Working Paper
Drivers of inequality in South Africa

The first democratic elections in 1994 brought about the promise for equal opportunity and an overall improvement of living standards for the majority of the South African population...

Income distribution Inequality labour markets
Working Paper
Comparing global inequality of income and wealth

This paper is the first to compare global trends in income and wealth inequality this century. It is based on large income and wealth microdata samples designed to be representative of all countries in the world...

Global World Income inequality
Working Paper
Earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector: The role of firms, education, and top incomes 1994–2015

This paper documents the evolution and the determinants of earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector from 1994 to 2015, using establishment level data. In 2015, schooling explained 33 per cent of overall inequality...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Inequality
Working Paper
The gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market

We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working Paper
My journey through the history of development economics

This paper is essentially autobiographical and describes Erik Thorbecke’s journey through the history of development economics between the 1950s and the present. The paper consists of four parts...

Development doctrine Inequality Poverty
Blog
Reflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER

What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
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