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Journal ArticlePoverty dynamics and graduation from conditional cash transfers: A transition model for Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera program
The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. However, there is limited knowledge on how a CCT should respond to the dynamics of poverty...Panel analysis Poverty Poverty measurement
BlogPoverty measurements for policy makers
In order to reduce poverty you must be able to measure it...Poverty Poverty measurement Multidimensional poverty measurement
Journal ArticleWhat does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitat...Poverty analysis Poverty measurement Anthropology
WorkshopCourse on advanced poverty analysis
As part of the programme Inclusive Growth in Mozambique , researchers Vincenzo Salvucci and José Cardoso, will deliver a 5-day training course on advanced poverty analysis for officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique...
NewsResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...Mozambique Poverty measurement Poverty
PresentationPaola Ballon presents at an event on multidimensional poverty assessments
On 25 October UNU-WIDER research fellow from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme Paola Ballon presents in an event organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Maputo. The event is focused on multi-...
Working PaperCausal pluralism and mixed methods in the analysis of poverty dynamics
This paper examines the relationship between poverty dynamics, causal pluralism, and mixed method research approaches...Poverty Dynamics Poverty measurement Methodology (Poverty)
SeminarSam Jones presents at Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project seminar series: What it does mean to be poor?
Sam Jones, development economist and UNU-WIDER research fellow presents in a seminar on 15 August at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo.
Working PaperWhat does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative–quantitative divide in Mozambique
This paper reflects on the relationship between economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) approaches to the analysis of poverty in developing countries...Poverty analysis Poverty measurement
WorkshopCourse on poverty line estimation and poverty calculations
The Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme delivers a course on poverty line estimation and poverty calculation from June to August 2018 in Maputo. This course aims to equip the participants with tools to make poverty line estimation and poverty...
Journal ArticleOrdinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data...Children Econometric models Equality and inequality
Book ChapterPoverty, Inequality, and Prices in Post-Apartheid South Africa
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEquality and inequality Inflation Macroeconomics
Book ChapterIncomes, Inequality, and Poverty in Kenya: A Long-Term Perspective
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEquality and inequality Income Poverty measurement
Book ChapterThe Fall of the Elephant: Two Decades of Poverty Increase in Côte d'Ivoire, 1988-2008
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaHousehold survey Poverty measurement Welfare economics