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Working PaperConnections and the Allocation of Public Benefits
We explore the relationship between connections and public transfers in decentralized poverty-targeting programmes...Sociological aspects (Economics) Households Microeconomics
Working PaperCan Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?
We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the ‘contextual-procedural-distributive’ equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mit...Sociological aspects (Economics) Environmental economics Equity
Book ChapterPoverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentSociological aspects (Economics) Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Book ChapterPlace and Identity on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaSociological aspects (Economics) Economic aspects (Land use) Migration, Internal
Journal Article"Wetin We for Do?" Women Entrepreneurs and the Niger Delta Conflict
Part of Journal Special Issue Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing CountriesSociological aspects (Economics) Entrepreneurship Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperPoverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites
This paper discusses data from a survey and in-depth interviews on elite perceptions of poverty in Brazil. De Swaan tried to identify the circumstances under which elites are willing to mobilize resources in order to promote poverty reduction...Sociological aspects (Economics) Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working PaperIdentity and Space on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: a Case Study
China's urban geography has been dramatically altered over the past three decades...Sociological aspects (Economics) Economic aspects (Land use) Migration, Internal
Book ChapterIs Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development?
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentSociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Book ChapterInternational Migration in an Era of Globalisation
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentEconomic development Sociological aspects (Economics) Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterModern Bureaucracy
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBureaucracy Sociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Working PaperModern Bureaucracy
Max Weber believed that bureaucracy could be understood by analysing its ideal-typical characteristics, and that these characteristics would become more pervasive as the modern age advanced...Bureaucracy Sociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Working PaperIs Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development?
There is a growing literature which analyses, using cross-country data, whether institutions or geography is the most important deep determinant of economic development...Economic development Sociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Working PaperMigration in the Development Studies Literature: Has It Come Out of Its Marginality?
This paper explores the role migration has played in development studies, and in debates on economic growth and poverty...Economic development Sociological aspects (Economics) Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterSocial Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement
From the book: Inequality, Poverty and Well-beingSociological aspects (Economics) Equality and inequality Poverty
Book ChapterWell-being and the Complexity of Poverty: A Subjective Well-being Approach
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingSociological aspects (Economics) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Working PaperSocial Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement
This paper points to some elementary conflicts between the claims of interpersonal and intergroup justice as they manifest themselves in the process of seeking a real-valued index of poverty which is required to satisfy certain seemingly desirable pr...Sociological aspects (Economics) Equality and inequality Poverty