Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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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
BlogSuccessfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...Migration Refugees Integration
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperEconomic integration of Afghan refugees in the US, 1980–2015
Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels...economic capital cultural capital Integration
Working PaperSettling in motion: Nyasa clandestine migration through Southern Rhodesia into the Union of South Africa: 1920s – 1950s
Illegal African migration into South Africa is not uniquely a post-apartheid phenomenon. It has its antecedents in the colonial/apartheid period...Migration WNLA Archival
Working PaperFollowing in their footsteps: an analysis of the impact of successive migration on rural household welfare in Ghana
The decision to migrate is often influenced by the experience of earlier migrants from one’s household. Earlier migrants provide information on likely opportunities and potential risks and can offer support at destination to later migrants...Migration Ghana Asset index
Working PaperInvisible, successful, and divided: Vietnamese in Germany since the late 1970s
Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees...Integration International migration Refugees
Working PaperInvoluntary migration, context of reception, and social mobility: The case of Vietnamese refugee resettlement in the United States
In this study, we examine the Vietnamese population of the United States as a case study in the integration of a refugee group in a host country. We approach this case in three parts...Refugees Involuntary migration Boat people
Working PaperFiscal pressure of migration & horizontal fiscal inequality: Evidence from Indian experience
This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states...Migration Inequality Demography
Working PaperThe integration of Vietnamese refugees in London and the UK: Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’
The Vietnamese refugee experience in the UK has been characteristically different from the broader international flows of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ to the West...First- and second-generation Intra-ethnic divisions Invisivility UK
BlogA WIDER perspective on migration
While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...Migration Refugees
Working PaperSettlement and labour force outcomes for Afghan immigrants and their children in Canada
Past research suggests that Afghan immigrants and their children face challenges in settlement, stemming from the impact of displacement, language barriers, poor health, limited education, limited knowledge of or access to services, and discriminatio...Afghan immigrants Canada Labour force participation
Working PaperThe resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades
Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention...Canada Earnings Economic integration
ConferenceMigration and mobility - new frontiers for research and policy
Working PaperDoes migration affect education of girls and young women in Tajikistan?
We study how migration affects education of girls in Tajikistan—the poorest post-Soviet state and one of the most remittance-dependent economies in the world...Female empowerment Girls' education Migration