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Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
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UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
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9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleInstitutionalizing Segregation: Women, Conditional Cash Transfers, and Paid Employment in Southern Ecuador
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthDiscrimination in employment Segregation Transfer payments
Working PaperInstitutionalizing segregation: Conditional cash transfers and employment choices
Some claim that certain forms of social protection, conditional cash transfers in particular, result in perverse incentives for recipients in order to stay eligible for receiving benefits...Discrimination in employment Segregation Transfer payments
Working PaperCooperation and leadership in a segregated community: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in a South African township
The paper presents the results of a lab-in-the-field experiment in three South African townships located in the suburbs of Cape Town...Field experiments Segregation
Book ChapterSeparate but Equal Democratization?: Participation, Politics, and Urban Segregation in Latin America
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyDemocracy Democratization Equality and inequality
Working PaperSeparate but Equal Democratization?: Participation, Politics, and Urban Segregation in Latin America
Many commentators have noted the existence of a historical correlation between cities and democratization...Democracy Democratization Equality and inequality
Working PaperSignificance of Public Space in the Fragmented City: Designing Strategies for Urban Opportunities in Informal Settlements of Buenos Aires City
This article surveys the problem of urban marginalization by one of its more critical expressions in the contemporary city: the slums...Public (Decision making) Segregation Urban planning
Book ChapterFragility and Conflict in Palestine: The Costs of the Closures Regime on West Bank and Gaza
From the book: Fragile StatesConflict management Economic development National security
Journal ArticleIs there a spatial mismatch in South Africa’s metropolitan labour market?
This paper investigates evidence of a possible spatial mismatch in South Africa’s metropolitan labour market that could contribute towards explaining why black unemployment rates are significantly higher than white unemployment rates...Rural development Segregation Unemployment