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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Adelaide Baronchelli, Roberto Ricciuti - Ecological Economics, 2022

This study analyses the relationship between temperature shocks and migration in rural households in Vietnam. To control for the potential endogeneity between crop production and migration we use monthly minimum temperatures in the growing season as an instrument of rice production. In...

UNU-WIDER - The Conversation UK, 2022 - United Kingdom

The following is an excerpt: mRNA vaccines, asteroid missions and collaborative robots: what to watch in science in 2022 – podcast Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation From new mRNA vaccines to space missions and developments in robotic automation,...

Matti Remes - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Millions of Africans lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but state social security systems were of little help to people who lost their income. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research,...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Anustup Kundu, Kunal Sen - Review of Income and Wealth, 2022

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Most studies of intergenerational mobility focus on adjacent generations, and there is limited knowledge about multigenerational mobility—status transmission across three generations. We examine multigenerational educational and occupational mobility in...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A political economy of overoptimism
Andy Sumner, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez, Chris Hoy - Third World Quarterly , 2022

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We argue there is a political economy of overoptimism in the measurement of global poverty. Specifically, we...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A micro-level analysis
Michael Danquah, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Peter Quartey, Williams Ohemeng, Alfred Barimah - Poverty & Public Policy, 2022

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to rural and...

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– A decomposition approach
Olivier Bargain, H Xavier Jara, Prudence Kwenda, Miracle Ntuli - Journal of African Economies, 2022

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending. This study aims at characterising the redistributive potential of six African countries: Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania,...

– Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty
Andy Sumner, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here, here, and here). The world’s poor hadn’t moved of course, but the countries that are home to large numbers of poor people had got...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Insights from the Hrishipara diaries
Risto Rönkkö, Stuart Rutherford, Kunal Sen - World Development, 2022

We examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor in a semi-rural setting in Bangladesh. We use an unusually rich dataset which tracks the economic and financial transactions of sixty poor and very poor individuals and their families on a daily real-time...

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– Evidence from Colombia
Margarita Gáfaro, Ana María Ibáñez, Patricia Justino - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates how armed groups affect the organization of local communities during armed conflict in Colombia. We estimate the effect of communities’ exposure to armed groups with an econometric specification that takes into account individual and municipality-year fixed...

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Annalena Oppel, Kyle McNabb, Daniel Chachu - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

We utilize the recently updated UNU-WIDER Government Revenue Dataset, which covers key indicators on tax and non-tax revenues for 196 countries since the 1980s, to study the dynamics of government revenue tax collection across selected periods from 1985 up to the most recent available year (2019...

Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The volume, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods and Determinants, brings together leading scholars from several disciplines to advance research practice on social mobility. Three sets of motivations guide this joint effort: identifying important knowledge gaps; bringing...

Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Promoting social mobility is an essential task of development, and a multi-faceted one. Precarious livelihoods are widespread. Containing downward mobility is an important precondition for sustaining upward mobility.  Policies of human capital development assist but do not...

– Taxation in developing countries can be improved through collaboration
Jukka Pirttilä, Timo Laukkanen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Finland aims to raise the amount of its development assistance to 0.7% of GDP, and this goal has good grounds. But how can we make sure that the countries receiving the donor funding will not stay dependent on the external aid for a long time? Just like rich countries, in the long run...

José Cardoso, Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, Michael Noble, Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Pia Rattenhuber, Gemma C. Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Moçambique reportou o seu primeiro caso da COVID-19 em 22 de Março de 2020. As estimativas do PIB sugerem um forte efeito da pandemia, com uma redução de sete dos nove dos sectores de actividade analisados. No entanto, o sector agrícola – um dos mais...

Jesse Lastunen, Pia Rattenhuber, Rodrigo C. Oliveira - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that African tax and social-benefit systems are currently ill-equipped to protect households from sudden income losses. Meaningful progress will require policymakers to reduce the size of the informal sector and improve the design and financing of social-protection...

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