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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
32 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperPecuniary returns to working conditions in Viet Nam
Using matched worker-firm data from three waves of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises data, we examine whether workers are compensated with higher wages for working in vulnerable jobs and unfavourable working conditions...Wage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Working PaperHow large is the wage penalty in the labour broker sector?: Evidence for South Africa using administrative data
Public debate on the temporary employment services, or labour broker, sector in South Africa has focused on temporary workers’ wages and benefits...temporary employment services Wage differentials Administrative data
Working PaperSchooling Inequality, Returns to Schooling, and Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Brazil and South Africa
Human capital models imply that both the distribution of education and returns to education affect earnings inequality...Education Equality and inequality Wage differentials
Book ChapterGrowth and Distributional Aspects of Poverty Reduction in South Africa
Distribution (Economic theory) Equality and inequality Poverty
Working PaperPrivate Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda
The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
BlogRising Inequality – How to Reverse It?
30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing...Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Book ChapterInequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEducation Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution)
Journal ArticleTracking Poverty with Coarse Data: Evidence from South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over TimeMeasurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Quantitative research)
Working PaperInequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America
This paper provides original empirical evidence on the evolution of education inequality for the Latin American countries over the decades of 1990 and 2000...Education Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution)
BlogFrom the Editor's desk (October 2011)
Tony Addison As autumn moves into winter in Helsinki, it is time to bring you the October edition of UNU-WIDER’s newsletter, WIDER Angle...Consumption (Economics) Democracy Distribution (Economic theory)
Working PaperThe Impact of Multiple Imputation of Coarsened Data on Estimates on the Working Poor in South Africa
South African household surveys typically contain coarsened earnings data, which consist of a mixture of missing earnings values, point responses and interval-censored responses...Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Quantitative research)
Journal ArticleGender Earnings Differential in Urban China
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty and Inequality in ChinaEconomic development Urban economics Wage differentials
Book ChapterHuman Capital and Wage Determination in Different Ownerships 1989-1997
From the book: Understanding Inequality and Poverty in ChinaHuman capital Labor market Market segmentation
Journal ArticleGender Earnings Differentials and Regional Economic Development in Urban China, 1988-97
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in ChinaEconomic development Urban economics Wage differentials
Journal Special IssueInequality and Poverty in China
Getting an accurate picture of poverty and inequality trends and patterns in the world’s most populous country is central to understanding changes in global inequality and poverty – these alter significantly when China is included or excl...Equality and inequality Income distribution Poverty