In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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Working PaperWomen’s inheritance rights and time use: Evidence from Hindu Succession Act in India
This paper examines the impact of the Hindu Succession Act on married women’s time use in India. The Hindu Succession Act was amended between 1976 and 2005 by giving equal inheritance rights to women for inheriting property...Time use Inheritance and succession Women
Working PaperThe influence of household composition on leisure time in South Africa: A gender comparison
This study considers how household composition influences the leisure time of men and women in South Africa, using the South African 2010 Time Use Survey...leisure household composition Gender inequality
Journal ArticleThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra‐household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareForced migration Time use Labour market
Working PaperThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
This paper examines whether the presence of refugees alters the intra-household allocation of tasks across genders in the hosting population...Forced migration Time use Labour market