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Economic inequality
Panel discussion
Open dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
29 March 2019
Ex-Press Bar, Third Floor of the General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York, United States
Past event
Presentation
Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century

The Human Development Report Office , LIS , the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), UNU-WIDER and the World Inequality Lab will host a symposium on Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century. The 2-day event will be held 28-29...

28 March 201929 March 2019
United Nations Headquarters , New York, United States
Past event
Working Paper
Snakes and ladders and loaded dice: Poverty dynamics and inequality in South Africa, 2008–2017

Longitudinal surveys can give insight into economic mobility, which allows us to understand how markers of (dis)advantage are consequential in determining material conditions in the present, and how these markers structure economic opportunity over t...

Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working Paper
Financing the Zambia social cash transfer scale-up: A tax benefit microsimulation analysis based on MicroZAMOD

This paper assesses the effects on poverty and inequality of the alternative targeting approaches that Zambia’s Social Cash Transfer programme could take as its expansion continues during the period of the country’s Seventh National Devel...

Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
Working Paper
Promoting education under distortionary taxation: Equality of opportunity versus welfarism

How does the public provision of education and the deployment of distortionary tax and subsidy instruments differ when the government’s objective is conventional welfarist compared to when the objective is the non-welfarist one of equality of o...

Educational subsidies equality of opportunity Income tax
Blog
Why are workers getting a smaller share of the cake in Mexico?

As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. In other words, wages have decreased compared with other sources of income such as capital income...

Income inequality Earnings inequality Wages
Blog
Research that matters: A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme ...

Economic inequality Data revolution Tax
Working Paper
A new inequality estimate for urban India?: Using house prices to estimate inequality in Mumbai

This paper applies a novel inequality estimation method to household consumption expenditure in Mumbai, India...

House prices Household consumption Household survey
Working Paper
A macroeconomic perspective on Asian development

Macroeconomic strategies and policies have differed significantly among Asian countries over the last fifty years, and yet some common issues recur despite their immense diversity in inherited historical initial conditions, differences in political s...

Unemployment Labour market State
Working Paper
The effect of top incomes on inequality in South Africa

South Africa exhibits extreme levels of income inequality and is ranked as one of the most unequal countries in the world...

Income distribution Economic inequality personal income tax
News
New collaborative programme focusing on economic transformation and inequality launched with South African government and other regional organizations Structural economic transformation Economic inequality Employment and Industry
Video
Amartya Sen: Feminism is an issue of humanity

“I think gender inequality is not the natural human condition. But the idea that somehow women have to be in an inferior position – or not quite such dominant position – is really wholly artificial for me” says Amartya Sen...

Gender equality Feminism Economic inequality
Project meeting
Kick-off meeting – Gender and Development project
6 May 20157 May 2015
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 b, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project
Photo: Joe Miserendino SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development

Theme: Inclusion

Taxation Social protection Income distribution
Project
The political economy of social protection systems

Theme: Inclusion

Taxation Social protection Income distribution
Policy seminar
Rising income inequality: trends - and measures to prevent and reverse it

ILO , UNCTAD , and UNU-WIDER invite interested professionals to the policy seminar on ‘Rising income inequality: trends, and measures to prevent and reverse it’. The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-...

23 October 2014
Room IX, International Labour Organization, Route des Morillons 4, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
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