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Book ChapterWhat might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldGlobal inequality Measurement Household survey
Working PaperWelfare and the depth of informality: Evidence from five African countries
This study explores the relationship between household poverty and depth of informality by proposing a new measure of informality at the household level...Informality Measurement Poverty
Working PaperCan ‘good’ social mobility news be ‘bad’ and vice versa?: Measurement (and downward mobility) pitfalls
Limited attention has been paid to how well social mobility measures debated and used to study industrial countries perform in analysis of low-income settings...Intergenerational Mobility Measurement Developing countries
Working PaperOccupational mobility in developing countries: Conceptual issues and empirical findings
This paper discusses current methods for measuring and analysing occupational mobility, and the way in which methods designed for the analysis of developing countries may need to be modified when applied in other contexts...Absolute mobility Relative mobility Measurement
Working PaperWhat might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?
How unequal is the world today? Is global income inequality falling, as many economists claim, or is it rising, as one often hears? This paper reviews the arguments and evidence...Global inequality Measurement Household survey
ConferenceInequality - Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies
The purpose of this project is to advance data collection, measurement, and research regarding the development of inequality in the world. A major focus in this research area is the maintenance, updating, and development of the World Income...Global inequality Database Measurement