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Blog
Voices from Fragile States: The Resilient Problem of Human Development

Jamie Bleck and Kristin Michelitch [1] Mali has continued to be in the news since its military coup in March 2012...

Household survey Infrastructure (Economics) Social conflict
Report
Characteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy (In Vietnamese) :: Evidence from a 2010 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Vietnam

Research report prepared under Component 5 of the Business Sector Development Programme (BSPS), Hanoi, Vietnam and the Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS), 2013. With DERG, CIEM and IPSARD research teams...

Agriculture Household survey Rural development
Report
Characteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy :: Evidence from a 2010 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Vietnam

Research report prepared under Component 5 of the Business Sector Development Programme (BSPS), Hanoi, Vietnam and the Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS), 2013. With DERG, CIEM and IPSARD research teams...

Agriculture Household survey Rural development
Journal Article
Ordinal Welfare Comparisons with Multiple Discrete Indicators: A First Order Dominance Approach and Application to Child Poverty

We develop an approach for making welfare comparisons between populations with multidimensional discrete well-being indicators observed at the micro level. The approach is rooted in the concept of multidimensional first order dominance...

Household survey Microeconomics Population
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (October 2012)

Tony Addison UNU-WIDER is having a very active and successful autumn. Our climate change and development policy conference at the end of September attracted over 150 researchers and policy makers from across the world...

Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Effects of Food Price Shocks on Child Malnutrition

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008-09 permits us to evaluate the short-to-medium run relationship between sudden shocks to food prices and child nutrition status...

Children Food supply Health
Blog
Measuring Poverty Over Time

Luc Christiaensen and Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen If a person suddenly becomes poor, for example, due to an unexpected death or illness in the family, they will have a rather different experience and understanding of poverty than someone who has been i...

Children Consumption Poverty measurement
Journal Article
Explaining the Evolution of Poverty: the Case of Mozambique

We provide a comprehensive approach for analyzing the evolution of poverty using Mozambique as a case study...

Equality and inequality Household survey Poverty measurement
Working Paper
Ordinal Welfare Comparisons with Multiple Discrete Indicators: A First Order Dominance Approach and Application to Child Poverty

We develop an approach for making welfare comparisons between populations with multidimensional discrete well-being indicators observed at the micro level. The approach is rooted in the concept of multidimensional first order dominance...

Household survey Microeconomics Population
Working Paper
The Dynamics of Inequality Change in a Highly Dualistic Economy: Honduras, 1991–2007

We examine the drivers of inequality change in Honduras between 1991-2007, trying to understand why inequality increased in Honduras until 2005, while it was falling in most other Latin American countries...

Education Equality and inequality Household survey
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (January 2012)

Tony Addison January saw the snow arrive in Helsinki. As I look out across the harbour, the scene is one of various shades of white and grey. The temperature is well below zero (minus 20 o c)...

Commercial policy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working Paper
Did Trade Openness Affect Income Distribution in Latin America? Evidence for the Years 1980–2010

This paper offers a medium-term perspective for analysing the trade openness–inequality relationship in Latin America. We present three contributions...

Education Equality and inequality Household survey
Working Paper
Evolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967-2004: Role of Land Reform

This paper uses data from a household survey to estimate changes in land distribution in rural West Bengal between 1967-2004 and decompose these into contributions of different factors...

Equality and inequality Household survey Land reform
Working Paper
Explaining Poverty Evolution: The Case of Mozambique

Measuring poverty remains a complex and contentious issue. This is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa where poverty rates are higher, information bases typically weaker, and the underlying determinants of welfare relatively volatile...

Equality and inequality Household survey Poverty measurement
Book Chapter
Intra-Household Arrangements and Adult Health Satisfaction: Evidence from Mexico

From the book: Health Inequality and Development

Health Household survey Households
Book Chapter
Gender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict Kosovo Part

From the book: Fragile States

Consumption Ethnic relations Household survey
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