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Does the depth of informality influence welfare in urban sub-Saharan Africa?

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | We explore the relationship between household welfare and informality, measuring household informality as the share of members’ activities (hours worked or income) without social insurance...

Informality Measurement Poverty
Working Paper
Migration out of poverty: The case of post-war migration in Mozambique

Internal migration plays an important role in the economic development of individuals, their families, and their country...

Internal migration Migration Mozambique
Journal Article
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–beneft policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuador

By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit policies in mitigating the immediate...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Tax–benefit responses in Uruguay during the COVID-19 pandemic

We analyse the social protection policy response to COVID-19 and its impact on household incomes in Uruguay during 2020 and 2021, based on static microsimulation methods...

COVID-19 Taxes Benefits
Working Paper
Distributional impacts of agricultural policies in Zambia: A microsimulation approach

This paper examines the distributional impacts of agricultural policies versus those of cash transfers using a tax–benefit microsimulation model for Zambia for the policy year 2020...

Agricultural policy Tax Cash transfers
Journal Article
Receiving more, expecting less?: Social ties, clientelism and the poor’s expectations of future service provision

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

vote-buying Clientelism Social cohesion
Working Paper
Who was impacted and how? COVID-19 pandemic and the long uneven recovery in India

We investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on income levels, poverty, and inequality in both the immediate aftermath and during the uneven recovery until December 2021 using high-frequency household survey data from India...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
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UNU-WIDER alum Nanak Kakwani releases a new book on poverty and inequality

Professor Nanak Kakwani is one of UNU-WIDER's first research fellows. Joining the institute in 1986, he is the author of the second WIDER Working Paper ever published. The first is Food, Economics, and Entitlements by UNU-WIDER founder and Nobel...

Economics Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
Working Paper
Social distress and (some) relief: Estimating the impact of pandemic job loss on poverty in South Africa

Up-to-date, nationally representative household income/expenditure data are crucial to estimating poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic and to policy-making more broadly, but South Africa lacks such data...

COVID-19 Poverty Labour market
Working Paper
PROCEDE: a failed programme to reduce poverty and inequalities in Mexico

This paper analyses the land tenure reform that took place in Mexico in 1992 and its PROCEDE programme (Ejido Rights Certification Programme)...

Land tenure Poverty Inequalities
Working Paper
Inclusion amid ethnic inequality: Insights from Brazil’s social protection system

Policy frames in Brazil have long run up against conflicting visions and understandings about the causes and consequences of group-based inequality. This paper argues that a class-based lens has dominated the social protection framework...

Group-based inequality Poverty Race
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

9 May 2022
Online, Finland
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Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy at Shiv Nadar University

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

22 April 2022
Online, India
Past event
Working Paper
Poverty, inequality, and growth: trends, policies, and controversies

Reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive growth are fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Much has changed in the global economy in recent decades and perspectives on progress made vary widely...

Poverty Inequality Growth
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