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The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 microsimulation Poverty
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Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
Working Paper
Informality and work status

The most important determinant of households’ livelihoods is how much they earn for their labour...

informal work work status livelihoods
Project workshop
Photo: Jeison Higuita / Unsplash Transforming informal work and livelihoods — authors' workshop
23 October 2020
Zoom, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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Health, development, and institutional factors: The Mozambique case

The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique...

State traditional medicine Mozambique
Working Paper
The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This paper reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to income inequality, poverty, education, and health...

resource abundance Inequality Institutions
Journal Article
The resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Canada Earnings Economic integration
Journal Article
The long-term evolution of national income inequality and rural poverty in China

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Income inequality Poverty Gini decomposition
Blog
Beyond lockdown: rebuilding the social contract

Continued lockdown measures are straining the social contract between citizens and governments...

social unrest lockdown Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust

The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population...

COVID-19 lockdown Poverty
Working Paper
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. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...

commodities COVID-19 Debts
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An analysis of the distributional impact of excise duty in Uganda using a tax-benefit microsimulation model

The distributional analysis of consumption taxes is useful for establishing the welfare impact of tax policy. This paper uses the UGAMOD microsimulation model to establish the tax incidence and welfare impact of excise duty in Uganda...

excise duty microsimulation Poverty
Background Note
COVID-19 and the socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Ghana

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry...

COVID-19 economic impact Ghana
Journal Article
Informality and poverty in Ecuador

This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the two-way relationship between these two phenomena...

Informal sector (Economics) Poverty
Journal Article
Welfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Policy Brief
Unequal growth in Mozambique and the region

There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...

Poverty Growth Unequal growth
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