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– 1992–2015
John Scott, Enrique de la Rosa, Rodrigo Aranda - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses income and expenditure surveys from 1992 to 2014 and public tax and spending accounts to estimate the redistributive impact of Mexico’s fiscal system over this period. It presents standard and marginal benefit incidence analysis for the principal public transfers (education...

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– Evidence from a behavioural microsimulation model for Ghana
Robert Osei, Jukka Pirttilä, Pia Rattenhuber - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

A large informal sector is a challenge for developing countries building up social protection systems. Expanding social safety nets reduces poverty, but financing them can increase the tax burden, potentially reducing availability of formal sector jobs. This paper quantifies impacts on income...

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Vanesa Jorda, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides a broad picture of national, regional and global trends of inequality in length of life over the period 1950–2015. We use data on life tables from World Population Prospects to develop a comprehensive database of a battery of inequality measures for 201 countries at five...

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– Evidence from the Zambezi river in Mozambique
César Salazar-Espinoza, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions. In this paper, we leverage the opening of a major road bridge to identify the impact of...

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– What do we know?
Mathilde Maîtrot, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the last 35 years, microfinance has been generally regarded as an effective policy tool in the fight against poverty. Yet, the question of whether access to credit leads to poverty reduction and improved wellbeing remains open. To address this question, we conduct a systematic review of the...

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Ravi Pendakur - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Past research suggests that Afghan immigrants and their children face challenges in settlement, stemming from the impact of displacement, language barriers, poor health, limited education, limited knowledge of or access to services, and discrimination. Using data from Canada’s 2011...

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Feng Hou - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention. This study provides a comprehensive overview of Vietnamese...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
José Antonio Ocampo - Oxford University Press, 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. International financial crises have plagued the world in recent decades,...

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– The case of abortion in El Salvador
Jocelyn Viterna, Jose Santos Guardado Bautista, Silvia Ivette Juarez Barrios, Alba Evelyn Cortez - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

States’ governance of gender is not unidirectional. In addition to ‘stagnation’ and ‘progress’, there can be an active reversal of rights already granted to women. Using the case of abortion rights in El Salvador, this paper investigates the following questions:...

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