The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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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.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogMigrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic
Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families and contribute more broadly to the economies of both their home and host countries...COVID-19 Migration Global health
Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in China
In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth...Inequality Education Migration
Working PaperThe ethnographic approach to social mobility
The ethnographic approach has much to contribute to our understanding of social mobility...Ethnography Inequality Migration
Working PaperSocial networks, role models, peer effects, and aspirations
We review the literature on pathways through which social networks may influence social mobility in developing countries...Behavioral economics cultural economics geographic labour mobility
Working PaperInvoluntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences
Across the world, we observe different experiences in terms of inequality between migrant and ‘host-country’ populations. What factors contribute to such variation?...Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Working PaperMarriage, work, and migration: The role of infrastructure development and gender norms
Traditional gender norms can restrict independent migration by women, preventing them from taking advantage of economic opportunities in urban non-agricultural industries...Migration Marriage markets Female labour force participation
Working PaperThe effects of wartime institutions on households’ ability to cope with shocks: Evidence for Colombia
This paper studies the legacies of wartime institutions, measured as rebelocracy, on the ability of households to cope with negative income shocks...Armed conflict Institutions Migration
SeminarOded Stark on a theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior
Oded Stark will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 October 2019. Abstract – A theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior By now there is widespread recognition that comparisons with others impinge significantly on wellbeing and elicit...
SeminarSimone Bertoli on co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: evidence from Mexico
Simone Bertoli will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 September 2019. Abstract – Co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: Evidence from Mexico Co-authors: Elsa Gautrain and...
Journal ArticleMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South: Introduction and Overview
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthGovernance Migration policy Migration
Journal Special IssueMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...Migration Migration policy Governance
Journal ArticleFiscal Pressure of Migration and Horizontal Fiscal Inequality: Evidence from Indian Experience
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthMigration Inequality Demography
Working PaperLand tenure security and internal migration in Tanzania
In this paper we study the impact of tenure security on rural to urban migration of household members over the age of 15...Migration Land tenure Tenure security
Working PaperCrop prices and migration in Vietnam
This paper investigates the effect of commodity prices, in particular rice and coffee, on the individual decision of migrating in Vietnam...Migration Price shocks
Working PaperClimate change, rice production, and migration in Vietnamese households
This paper analyses the relationship between climate and migration in rural households in Vietnam...Climate change Migration Food industry and trade
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth