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The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This paper reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to income inequality, poverty, education, and health...

resource abundance Inequality Institutions
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Fiscal policy, labour market, and inequality: Diagnosing South Africa's anomalies in the shadow of racial discrimination

Inequality in South Africa is the enduring legacy of racial discrimination...

Inequality Discrimination job search
News
Press Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are made

Inequality Urbanization Climate change
Journal Article
Involuntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Journal Special Issue
Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration: Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US

THIS COLLECTION OF ARTICLES IS ON EARLY VIEW. Migration is an inherent feature of human history. A rich literature considers the experiences of global migrants across diverse environments...

Involuntary migration Inequality
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Quantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality an application to Mozambique

In this study, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality...

Inequality Decomposition RIF
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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
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Roots of dissent: Trade liberalization and the rise of populism in Brazil

This paper investigates the long-term impact of economic shocks on populism, by exploiting a natural experiment created by the trade liberalization process implemented in Brazil between 1990 and 1995...

Trade liberalization Populism austerity
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Comment on 'Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence'

An influential paper by Berg et al., ‘Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence’, uses the SWIID data to examine the impact of inequality and redistribution on growth in both developing and developed countries...

Growth Redistribution Inequality
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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
Blog
Five ways coronavirus is deepening global inequality

Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world . But the pandemic is going to greatly heighten existing economic and social inequalities...

COVID-19 Inequality Decent Work
Journal Article
Educational opportunities in Indonesia: Are factors outside individual responsibility persistent over time?

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
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Wage inequality under inflation-targeting in South Africa

This paper aims at providing new evidence over the effect of conventional monetary policy shocks on wage inequality through the earnings heterogeneity channel under the inflation-targeting regime implemented in South Africa since 2000...

Earnings Earnings inequality Inequality
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Unequal expectations: Gender inequality in salary expectations of university students

Students’ expectations about their future wages are established in the literature as relevant determinants of the choices made for education progression and, at the university level, for the area and course to be studied...

Inequality inequality decomposition Stratification
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...

commodities COVID-19 Debts
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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
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