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Precarity
Working Paper
Pandemic precarity and the complicated case of Maharashtra: Interrogating state capacity and its fault lines

The state of Maharashtra and the city of Mumbai have been referred to as the epidemic epicentre of India since the time of the plague of 1896 and influenza epidemic of 1918...

Pandemic Migrants COVID-19 vaccine
In the media
Above or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
Journal Article
Measuring 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
Blog
Above 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
Blog
Precarious 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
Blog
Precarization 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
Blog
COVID-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 Paper
Precarity 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
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