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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106 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
PresentationAyu Pratiwi and Milla Nyyssölä on land rights and inter-generational resource allocations in Tanzania
On 17 November 2021 Turku University researcher Ayu Pratiwi and UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is...
Book ChapterGender and social mobility: Gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesGender Gender attitudes Norms
Book ChapterSocial mobility in China: A case study of social mobility research in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Gender Log-linear models
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social protection and gender in Tanzania
On 29 September 2021 UNU-WIDER researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is Social protection and gender in...
BlogKanika Mahajan – IEA featured economist interview
Kanika Mahajan, a researcher engaged in UNU-WIDER's project on 'The changing nature of work and inequality', is the August 2021 featured economist of the International Economic Association (IEA)...Inequality Labour economics Gender
Journal ArticleOccupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa
This study shows that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified by gender...Gender Occupational segregation Stratification
Journal ArticleDo gender wage differences within households influence women's empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana
Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques – IV LASSO – that allows for the treatment of unconfoundedness in the selection of observables and unobservabl...Wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Journal ArticleGender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context
What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behavior? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against risk of losses. We test this experimentally in a developing country setting, the Philippines...Gender priming Gender differences
Working PaperGender differences in formal wage employment in urban Tanzania
This paper uses the latest Tanzania labour force survey—the Integrated Labour Force Survey—and a censored bivariate probit model to analyse gender differences in labour force participation and gender bias in formal wage employment in urba...Labour force participation Formal Regression analysis
Working PaperGender disparities in financial inclusion in Tanzania
Although Tanzania has made notable progress in enhancing access to financial services, the gender gap in financial inclusion persists...Gender Financial inclusion Mobile money
Working PaperYoung women’s transitions from education to the labour market in Ethiopia: A gendered life-course perspective
We investigate the causes of the gender disparity in labour market participation in Ethiopia using iterative quantitative and qualitative longitudinal analysis through the whole childhood of the individual into early adulthood, from age 8 up to age 2...Gender Female labour force participation Ethiopia
SeminarMaureen Odongo on gender disparities and financial inclusion in Tanzania
Maureen Odongo gave a presentation on 15 April 2021, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar, in collaboration with UONGOZI...
Working PaperDynastic measures of inter-generational mobility with empirical evidence from Indonesia
We suggest a simple and flexible criterion to assess inter-generational mobility...Intergenerational Mobility Education Welfare
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility in occupational choices: Are there gender differences in Ghana?
Historically, the issue of intergenerational evolution of income, wealth, and socioeconomic status has been the subject of considerable research in the analysis of inequality...Intergenerational Mobility socioeconomic status Occupational choice
Working PaperThe gendered crisis: livelihoods and mental well-being in India during COVID-19
This paper studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gendered dimensions of employment and mental health among urban informal-sector workers in India...COVID-19 Informal sector Employment
BlogSupply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico
At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...Women's work Female labour force participation Economics