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Working Paper
Tax–benefit responses in Uruguay during the COVID-19 pandemic

We analyse the social protection policy response to COVID-19 and its impact on household incomes in Uruguay during 2020 and 2021, based on static microsimulation methods...

COVID-19 Taxes Benefits
Working Paper
The evolution of inequality in Mozambique: 1996/97–2019/20

After decades of war, ending in 1992, Mozambique embarked on a path of sustained economic growth and substantial poverty reduction...

Inequality Consumption Spatial inequality
Working Paper
Distributional impacts of agricultural policies in Zambia: A microsimulation approach

This paper examines the distributional impacts of agricultural policies versus those of cash transfers using a tax–benefit microsimulation model for Zambia for the policy year 2020...

Agricultural policy Tax Cash transfers
13th B.G. Kumar Lecture Is India a Land of Opportunity? delivered by Professor Kunal Sen

The recording of this lecture is available here . Professor Kunal Sen delivers the 13th B.G. Kumar Lecture on 'Is India the Land of Opportunity?' at the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The lecture begins at...

21 November 2022
CDS, Prasanth Nagar, Medical College P.O., Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Past event
Press Release: Economic experts meet in Helsinki to discuss solutions to rising debt in developing countries Debt Climate change Inequality
Reducing inequality — the great challenge of our time

Early in October 2022, international and Colombian researchers gathered together for three days at the UNIANDES campus, located at the foot of the impressive Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia...

Inequality Social mobility Group-based inequality
Inequality, fiscal space, and crisis response — A matter of priority, affordability, or both?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments financed more than 5000 fiscal support policies worldwide in 2020–21...

Fiscal policy Fiscal capacity Inequality
Report from the WIDER Development Conference on reducing inequality

For several decades, UNU-WIDER has actively worked on pathfinding and groundbreaking research on inequalities. We host one of the most extensive collections of income inequality statistics in the world freely available and updated annually...

Inequality Social mobility Group-based inequality
Journal Article
Changing male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from a randomised controlled trial study

In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether asking Vietnamese men to reflect on gender equality can reduce their gender bias...

Gender Inequality Male perception
Panel discussion
Addressing group-based inequalities presents at the APSA 2022 annual meeting

On 17 September 2022 UNU-WIDER is organising a panel at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition on the topic of Addressing ethnic inequality: Experiences of reform. The panel, chaired by UNU-...

6 September 2022
Palais de congrés de Montréal , Montreal, Canada
Past event
Electoral politics and Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Government responsiveness is an integral feature of representative democracy. Its importance could be amplified in times of crisis, especially if citizens cannot rely on market actors for help...

COVID-19 COVID-19 policy response COVID-19 vaccine
Working Paper
Growth and inequality convergence: the role of environmentally related impacts on human capital

We examine inequality convergence over the past three decades and ask if environmentally related impacts on health, and their effect on human capital, are responsible for the slow rate of inequality reduction in countries...

Inequality Convergence environmental impact
Working Paper
Who was impacted and how? COVID-19 pandemic and the long uneven recovery in India

We investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on income levels, poverty, and inequality in both the immediate aftermath and during the uneven recovery until December 2021 using high-frequency household survey data from India...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
Inequality and human development: The role of different parts of the income distribution

In this paper we reassess the relationship between inequality and human development, focusing on the differential effect associated with the concentration of national income at different parts of the income distribution...

Human development Inequality Institutions
UNU-WIDER alum Nanak Kakwani releases a new book on poverty and inequality

Professor Nanak Kakwani is one of UNU-WIDER's first research fellows. Joining the institute in 1986, he is the author of the second WIDER Working Paper ever published. The first is Food, Economics, and Entitlements by UNU-WIDER founder and Nobel...

Economics Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
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