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– Evidence from global microdata
Maria C. Lo Bue, Tu Thi Ngoc Le, Manuel Santos Silva, Kunal Sen - World Development, 2022

This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions. Using a large collection of harmonized household surveys from developing countries, we measure long-...

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– Evidence from a randomised controlled trial study
Cuong Viet Nguyen, Finn Tarp - World Development, 2022

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. We randomly selected two groups of married men in four rural provinces and asked the first group to make comments on gender-related laws and the...

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– Social ties, clientelism and the poor’s expectations of future service provision
Prisca Jöst, Ellen Lust - World Development, 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

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Staffan I. Lindberg, Maria C. Lo Bue, Kunal Sen - World Development , 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

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Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - World Development, 2022

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– The doubly false premise of rules reform
Sabyasachi Kar, Lant Pritchett, Spandan Roy, Kunal Sen - Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  | The Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules or make them more stringent. We argue that doing business in developing countries is based on deals struck between firms and the...

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Tony Addison, Atanu Ghoshray - Resource and Energy Economics, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  | In this study, we develop an empirical framework that allows us to trace out a time path of metal prices. This framework shows that unpredictable shifts in demand, extraction costs and discovery of reserves, make estimation of the slope of this...

Emilio Gutiérrez, Jaakko Meriläinen, Antonio M. Ponce de León - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Governments can soften the impacts of negative shocks to the status quo, or exponentiate them by their...

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Neil McCulloch, Davide Natalini, Naomi Hossain, Patricia Justino - World Development, 2022

Between 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international dataset on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots. In line with prior expectations, we find that large domestic...

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Githinji Njenga, Josephat Machagua, Samwel Gachanja - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Capital markets facilitate capital growth by mobilizing savings and converting them into investments, and they are therefore a stimulant of economic growth. There is evidence that countries with high savings rates tend to grow faster. Although most sub-Saharan Africa countries recognize the...

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Cuong Viet Nguyen - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In view of the detrimental effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on household welfare, most countries implemented economic stimulus aid packages to support households. The extent to which these packages mitigated the pandemic’s adverse effects on households is not just an intriguing question for...

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Angela Cindy Emefa Mensah, Edward B. Barbier - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Though higher initial incidence of environmentally related impacts on...

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– A case of domestic workers in Delhi
Deepita Chakravarty, Nandini Nayak - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated that poor women have been the worst sufferers in terms of pay cuts and job losses. Women are the hardest hit also at the household level. They have to bear the brunt of constrained household budgets and have also encountered...

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– Evidence from COVID-19
Sam Jones, Ivan Manhique - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Digital labour platforms have grown five-fold over the last decade, enabling significant expansion in gig work worldwide. We interrogate the criticism that these platforms tend to amplify aggregate economic shocks for registered users (workers). Based on the universe of records from a matching...

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– A heterogeneous co-integrated panel analysis
Abrams M.E. Tagem - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

A substantial amount of aid to developing countries is given to the government, or goes through the budget, meaning it should have an impact on government fiscal behaviour (particularly on government spending). The few existing empirical studies on the effects of aid on government spending...

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Pierfrancesco Rolla, Patricia Justino - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Organized crime affects security, development, and democracy worldwide, but not much is known about its social consequences. We study how exposure to the presence of organized crime groups shapes the social capital of Italian citizens, including political participation, civic engagement, and...

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