How global tax dodging costs lives: New research shows a direct link to increased death rates
Tax abuse is an expensive business. According to a recent report by the Tax Justice Network, avoiding or evading tax deprives governments across the...
Constitutional social and environmental human rights and child health outcomes in Latin American countries
This paper analyses the health-improving effects of introducing four different constitutional social and environmental human rights (health, free education, adequate living (or welfare), and environment) and the American Convention on Human Rights...
Does social spending improve welfare in low- and middle-income countries?
Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare. Yet the existing...
Associations between key intervention coverage and child mortality
Reducing child mortality remains a key objective in the Sustainable Development Goals. Although remarkable progress has been made with respect to under-5 mortality over the last 25 years, little is known regarding the relative contributions of public...
Social Spending and Aggregate Welfare in Developing and Transition Economies
On 11 September 2014, Miguel Niño Zarazua presented his recent study at the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank, which finds strong evidence of a positive causal effect of social spending on aggregate welfare. Democratic...
11 September 2014
World Bank, 1818 H St NW, Washington DC, United States
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3
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. He continues by delving...