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Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Panel discussion
Social mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction

A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...

6 April 2022
University of Greenwich Stockwell Street, 10 Stockwell St. - Room LT 0004, East Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Working Paper
Poverty, inequality, and growth: trends, policies, and controversies

Reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive growth are fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Much has changed in the global economy in recent decades and perspectives on progress made vary widely...

Poverty Inequality Growth
Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
On the impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance

Inequality is a major international development challenge. This is so from an ethical perspective and because greater inequality is perceived to be detrimental to key socioeconomic and political outcomes...

Inequality Growth Health
Working Paper
The indirect costs of corporate tax avoidance exacerbate cross-country inequality

Corporate tax avoidance hampers domestic revenue mobilization and, with it, the development of lower- and middle-income countries...

Profit shifting Tax avoidance Tax havens
Journal Article
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–beneft policies during the COVID‑19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuador

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit poli...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Advancing social mobility research: Where to start

Innovation in academic investigation and policy response is critical to addressing global challenges...

Social mobility labour market economics Inequality
Working Paper
Revisiting the links between economic inequality and political violence: The role of social mobilization

The main aim of this paper is to explore theoretically important mechanisms through which economic inequalities may affect the emergence of political violence given the forms of social mobilization they (may) generate...

Inequality Political violence Social mobilization
In the media
SOUTHMOD study on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa gains attention in media and different outlets COVID-19 Africa Inequality
Corona pandemic revealed gaps in African social security systems

Millions of Africans lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but state social security systems were of little help to people who lost their income...

COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Working Paper
Income distribution in Uganda based on tax registers: what do top incomes say?

We use income data from tax registers at the Uganda Revenue Authority from 2011 to 2017 to estimate top income inequality, focusing on the very top—the top 1, 0.1, and 0.01 per cent of the income distribution...

Top incomes Inequality Tax data
Working Paper
Inequality and growth: a review on a great open debate in economics

What is the relationship between inequality and growth? This question has occupied and fascinated social scientists for more than a century...

Economic growth Inequality Redistribution
Photo: Brett Davies Pathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Project workshop
Addressing group-based inequalities work in progress workshop

The UNU-WIDER project Addressing group-based inequalities holds a virtual workshop to discuss research on 'Experiences of Reform', the component of the project which offers a comparative assessment of worldwide efforts to reduce group-based...

15 December 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
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