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LDC Future Forum – Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperFemale education and marriage in Pakistan: The role of financial shocks and marital customs
This project aims to explore the effect of wealth shocks on education and marriage for young women in Pakistan. Financial shocks are used to estimate the probability of dropping out of education and into marriage...Marriage customs Shocks early marriage
Working PaperLocal crime and early marriage: Evidence from India
This paper analyses whether living in a locality with high crime against women affects the probability of early marriage—that is, marriage before the legal age of marriage of girls...Crime early marriage Gender
Journal ArticlePolitical role models and child marriage in India
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareGender quotas Age at marriage Gender norms
Book ChapterBride price and the wellbeing of women
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentCulture Marriage customs early marriage
Working PaperBride price and the well-being of women
Bride price, which is payment from the groom and/or the groom’s family to the bride’s family at the time of marriage, is a common cultural practice in many African societies...Culture Marriage customs early marriage
Working PaperPolitical role models, child marriage, and women’s autonomy over marriage in India
Drawing data from the India Human Development Survey 2011 and the year of the first election with reserved seats for women pradhans, I estimate the effect of the Panchayati Raj institutions on age and autonomy over marriage...Gender quotas Age at marriage Gender norms