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Working Paper
Gender preference at birth: A new measure for son preference based on stated preferences and observed measures of parents' fertility decisions

Investigating preference for sons is a continuing focal area of development economics and demographic research...

Human fertility Family planning Welfare
Working Paper
Access to microfinance and female labour force participation

Although microfinance started as a movement to improve women’s economic well-being through increased female entrepreneurship in particular, its impact on women’s attitudes toward and participation in the labour market is not fully underst...

Microfinance female entrepreneurship Wellbeing
Working Paper
Trust in the time of corona

The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...

COVID-19 Pandemic Survey data
Journal Article
Living Conditions and Basic Needs: Evidence from African Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Living conditions Multidimensional poverty Wellbeing
Researchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018

The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...

Mozambique Poverty measurement Poverty
Working Paper
Living conditions and well-being: Evidence from African countries

We here use five rounds of Afrobarometer data covering more than 100,000 individuals over the 2004-2016 period to explore the link between self-assessed measures of living conditions and objective measures of individual well-being (access to basic ne...

Living conditions Multidimensional poverty Wellbeing
Working Paper
Poverty and wellbeing impacts of microfinance: What do we know?

Over the last 35 years, microfinance has been generally regarded as an effective policy tool in the fight against poverty. Yet, the question of whether access to credit leads to poverty reduction and improved wellbeing remains open...

Microfinance Poverty Wellbeing
Poverty and well-being in Mozambique - Fourth national poverty assessment

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of poverty and well-being, including temporal trends, in Mozambique. It is based on the 2014/15 household budget survey data ( Inquérito aos Agregados Familiares sobre Orçamento Familiar (...

Poverty Wellbeing
The Poorest and Most Excluded

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.3

Poverty Children Households
Results meeting
Aid for Gender Equality

In recent decades, aid donors have recognised that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to improving living standards, well-being, and economic growth. This insight has led to a fourfold increase in the flows of foreign aid...

16 December 2013
Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2 G, Copenhagen, Denmark
Past event
Health inequalities and development

Theme: 2006-07

The purpose of this project was to investigate issues related to health inequality. Although health is an important indicator of overall wellbeing, it is only recently that research has focused on health inequality. This project brings forth issues...

Poverty Inequality and Well-being Health
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 5 - Horizontal Inequality: A Neglected Dimension of Development

This lecture will focus on horizontal inequality, i.e. inequality among culturally defined groups (e.g. the Malays and Chinese in Malaysia, Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, or Catholic and Protestants in N.Ireland), and the implications this has for...

14 December 2001
Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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