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Journal ArticleMeasuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: A political economy of overoptimism
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
BlogAbove or below the poverty line: Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty
In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here , here , and here )...COVID-19 Global poverty Crisis
BlogPrecarious employment for youth in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia
Youth (those aged 15–29) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face notoriously precarious employment prospects...Labour market outcomes Gender equality; Labour markets Informality
BlogPrecarization or protection? How labour policies influence the effects of globalization on informality
Globalization has generally coincided with a rise in work outside the formal economy, intensifying job precarization — when high-quality, formal jobs that entitle workers to benefits are replaced by jobs which may not comply with regulations an...Precarity Labour market outcomes Informality
BlogCOVID-19 lays bare Cape Town’s social divide, deepens underlying inequalities
The COVID-19 pandemic delivered a devastating economic shock to livelihoods across the world. In Cape Town, it has been toughest on those who had just found a way to keep their heads above water, living on the fringes of urban society...South Africa Urban COVID-19
Working PaperPrecarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries
This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty