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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
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Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
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11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperEthnic dominance and exclusion: Unpacking cross-national data
It is widely accepted that the distribution of power between ethnic groups within a country plays a key role in major social, political, and economic outcomes...Exclusion Ethnicity Data
Book ChapterRethinking occupational mobility in developing countries: Conceptual issues and empirical findings
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesAbsolute mobility Relative mobility Measurement
Book ChapterSocial mobility in developing countries: Measurement and downward mobility pitfalls
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesIntergenerational Mobility Measurement Developing countries
BlogBetter measures of informality can improve poverty reduction policy
In a recent study , my co-authors and I propose a new way to measure informality by household, rather than by individual worker...Informality Labour rights Labour market outcomes
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