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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BlogMigration and the transfer of gender and democratic norms
Despite the large attention received in the global development debate over the past years, gender inequalities still strongly persist throughout the world. Similarly, democratic and equal institutions are far from standing firm in all countries...Emigration and immigration Human capital Migration, Internal
Working PaperLabour and migration in rural Vietnam
This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of migrant households and analyses the effects of migration in Vietnam, on the basis of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey conducted in 2012 and 2014...Emigrant remittances Households Labor mobility
Working PaperPoverty and Ethnicity Among Black South Africans
This paper investigates inequalities across the major black ethnic groups in South Africa, accounting for 80 per cent of the country’s population...Ethnic relations Income Migration, Internal
Book ChapterSocial Policies or Private Solidarity?: The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEmigrant remittances Equality and inequality Migration, Internal
Working PaperSocial Policies or Private Solidarity?: The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador
This paper reviews the pattern of poverty rates and income inequality in El Salvador since the 1990s...Emigrant remittances Equality and inequality Migration, Internal
Book ChapterGlobalization and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Asian Countries
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaGlobalization Migration, Internal Government policy (Poor)
Book ChapterGlobalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEmigration and immigration Labor mobility Migration, Internal
Book ChapterFiscal Decentralization and Urbanization in Indonesia
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEconomic policy Labor market Labor mobility
Book ChapterPlace and Identity on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaSociological aspects (Economics) Economic aspects (Land use) Migration, Internal
Working PaperMigration and Inheritance Practices in the Bolivian Altiplano
Most theoretical approaches to inheritance assume that parents are the key actors of bequest decisions. However, in a context of important migration, children may play an active role in the inheritance process...Inheritance and succession Land tenure Land use
Working PaperIs Internal Migration Bad for Receiving Urban Centres?: Evidence from Brazil, 1995-2000
During the twentieth century, internal migration and urbanization shaped Brazil’s economic and social landscape...Economic development Migration, Internal Urban economics
Journal ArticleAfrican Urbanization as Flight?: Some Policy Implications of Geography
Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban WorldEconomic growth Migration, Internal Urbanization
Journal ArticlePassage, Profit, Protection, and the Challenge of Participation: Building and Belonging in African Cities
Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban WorldMigration, Internal Population Regional economics
Journal ArticleContemporary South African Urbanization Dynamics
Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban WorldMigration, Internal Population Urbanization
BlogFemale Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Maria Minniti and Wim Naudé In recent years, the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced the rate of new business formation by men across all ethnic groups in the USA...Discrimination in employment Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperGlobalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City
Cities are the focal point for the mobility of talents, located between the nations and firms, states and educational institutions...Emigration and immigration Labor mobility Migration, Internal