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Wage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa

Earnings growth in South Africa displayed a U-shaped pattern across the earnings percentiles between 2000 and 2015, resembling wage polarization in the industrialized world...

Inequality Minimum wage recentered influence function
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa

This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Working Paper
Benign growth: Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Thailand

Between 1981 and 2017, real gross domestic product in Thailand grew at an average annual rate of 5.7 per cent. Agricultural output grew more slowly than industry or services, and its gross domestic product share consequently declined...

Inclusive growth Inequality Poverty reduction
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Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy has undergone significant structural changes over the last four decades. The share of agriculture in GDP has declined, while the significance of industry and service sectors has increased...

Bangladesh Structural transformation Inclusive growth
Journal Article
The Determinants of Redistribution around the World

This study re-examines the determinants of redistribution in light of improved data and methods relative to earlier literature...

Cross-country analysis Growth Inequality
Panel discussion
Special panel on inequality A UNU-WIDER special panel on inequality — measurement, implications, and influencing change
28 February 2020
House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in China

In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth...

Inequality Education Migration
Working Paper
Shifting from deductions to credits: Unpacking the distributional effects of medical expenditure considerations in South Africa

The recent National Health Insurance White Paper proposes redirection of medical tax credits revenue towards the financing of the national health insurance...

medical tax credit medical expenses tax deductions
Working Paper
Kuznets’ tension in India: Two episodes

Developing countries face a trade-off between the twin objectives of structural transformation and inclusive growth. This is the ‘developer’s dilemma’...

developer's dilemma India Inequality
Working Paper
The ethnographic approach to social mobility

The ethnographic approach has much to contribute to our understanding of social mobility...

Ethnography Inequality Migration
Journal Article
Was Kuznets Right?: New Evidence on the Relationship between Structural Transformation and Inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Journal Article
Educational Opportunities in Indonesia: Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?

This article is on early view/in press, available on open access. Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life?...

Education Inequality education policy
Policy Brief
Unequal growth in Mozambique and the region

There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...

Poverty Growth Unequal growth
Working Paper
Was Kuznets right?: New evidence on the relationship between structural transformation and inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Working Paper
Involuntary 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 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
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