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Journal ArticleCash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChildren Education Labor
Book ChapterUnemployment, Employment and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsLabor Employment Economic growth
Working PaperEmployment and development in Asia
How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...Labor Employment Economic growth
Journal ArticleStructural Transformation, Biased Technological Change and Employment in Vietnam
Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...Economic development Economic growth Labor
Book ChapterKenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working PaperGender differences in child investment behaviour among agricultural households: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
We examine the impacts of an unconditional cash transfer in Lesotho using an experimental impact evaluation design. We find that the cash transfer led to different outcomes for girls and boys, overall favouring secondary school-aged girls...Children Education Labor
BlogAfrican Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth
From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working PaperAffirmative action policies and the evolution of post-apartheid South Africa’s racial wage gap
Racial wage inequality and discrimination have pervaded South African society for centuries. Apartheid legislation cemented these disparities by institutionalizing white job reservation and many other unfair practices...Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Labor
Working PaperJob flows, worker flows, and churning in South Africa
In this paper, worker and job flows are estimated using the IRP5 data from the South African Revenue Services...Job satisfaction Labor Labor economics
Working PaperThe African Lions: Kenya country case study
This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
VideoThe Impact of Policies on Inequality
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.3Inequality Measurement (Poverty) Foreign aid
Journal ArticlePriorities for Boosting Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentLabor
Journal ArticleIs Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid, and Employment in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Labor Small business
Journal ArticleAid, Employment, and Poverty Reduction in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Labor Poverty
Journal ArticleAid, Growth, and Employment in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Labor
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments