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– Do multinational corporations face lower effective tax rates and is there evidence for profit shifting?
Aliisa Koivisto, Nicholas Musoke, Dorothy Nakyambadde, Caroline Schimanski - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We study how large domestic firms and multinational corporations compare in their effective tax rates and whether there is evidence of profit shifting out of Uganda. Using administrative data from the Uganda Revenue Authority and regression analysis, we find that multinational corporations lower...

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Enrique Alaniz, T. H. Gindling, Catherine Mata, Diego Rojas - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Informal work is often considered a place of employment for marginalized and vulnerable workers who have been rationed out of preferred formal work. However, informality can also be seen as a dynamic sector that budding entrepreneurs and those looking for flexible working conditions enter...

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– Evidence from Indonesia
Niken Kusumawardhani, Rezanti Pramana, Nurmala Saputri, Daniel Suryadarma - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Greater female labour market participation has important positive implications not only for women’s empowerment and the well-being of their families but also for the economy they live in. In this paper, we examine the various effects of internet availability on women’s labour market...

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Gabriela Zapata-Román - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Using decomposition methods, we analyse the role of the changing nature of work in explaining changes in employment, wage inequality, and job polarization in Chile from 1992 to 2017. Changes in occupational structure confirm a displacement of workers from low-skill occupations towards jobs...

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Rita K. Almeida, Lourenço S. Paz, Jennifer P. Poole - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Several episodes of market-oriented reforms in developing countries have been accompanied by a significant rise in work outside of the formal economy. This paper investigates whether the impact of increased exposure to trade on formal employment is mediated by the strength of labour...

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– Insights from the Hrishipara diaries
Risto Rönkkö, Stuart Rutherford, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor. We use an unusually rich data set from a ‘financial diaries’ study known as the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project. The data set tracks the economic and financial transactions of 60...

Technical Note pdf
Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database. It aims at facilitating the analysis of inequality as well as progress in achieving the global goal of reducing inequality...

Technical Note pdf
Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database. It aims at facilitating the analysis of inequality as well as progress in achieving the global goal of reducing inequality within and...

Technical Note pdf
Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID). It aims at facilitating the analysis of inequality as well as progress in achieving the global goal of reducing inequality...

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– The case of UGAMOD
Michael Noble - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This note describes how to incorporate sub-national poverty lines into a SOUTHMOD country model using conditional constants within the constants function in such a way that the Statistics Presenter can generate national-level poverty statistics. The Uganda tax-benefit microsimulation model UGAMOD...

– Challenges, but also opportunities
Maureen Were, Milla Nyyssölä - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an exceptional social and economic crisis all over the world, with Africa among the hardest-hit regions. What are the most acute challenges facing the continent during and after the pandemic? What are the emerging opportunities to be seized? A two-day online...

Thando Vilakazi, Namhla Landani - The Conversation, 2021

Agriculture and agro-processing value chains have been under pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been particularly marked where they remain underdeveloped, as is the case in South Africa and the rest of the region. Regulatory responses to the pandemic disrupted agriculture and agro...

Report pdf
Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, Helen Barnes - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived using TAZMOD version 2.1 ...

Amina Ebrahim, Grace Bridgman - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Countries need data and evidence to create, amend, and evaluate policy. Indeed, one of the key mandates of policy makers in South Africa is to make evidence-based policy decisions which improve the policy landscape of the country. The South African Revenue Service (SARS), the National Treasury...

– And why it matters
Annalena Oppel - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

More accurate estimates of inequality trends allow us to measure progress towards achieving reductions in inequality within and between countries. Deviations in trend patterns can provide insights for further explorations of the root causes and consequences of varying degrees of economic...

– Focus on data
Timothy Shipp - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This month, a partnership between UNU-WIDER and the Groningen Growth and Development Center (GGDC) brings a new database on economic transformation public. The first findings from the Economic Transformation Database (ETD), and what they could imply, are outlined in an article that appeared in...

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