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– Measurement and downward mobility pitfalls
Vegard Iversen - Oxford University Press, 2021
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Gary S. Fields - Oxford University Press, 2021
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Patrizio Piraino - Oxford University Press, 2021
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen - Oxford University Press, 2021
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– A development perspective
Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2021

This article reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to key development outcomes. To date, this area has received less analysis, although it is relevant to the United Nations’ Sustainable...

Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp, Murray Leibbrandt - The Conversation UK, 2021 - London, UK

In one of the most unequal countries in the world, South Africa, the poorest 40% have annual incomes of less than US$1,000 (£727) per person. The comparable incomes for the richest 10% are more than US$39,000 per person – nearly 40 times higher than those of the bottom 40%. Those...

Vincent Leyaro, Anne Kamau, Roseline Misati - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Tanzania is, together with Kenya and Uganda, one of the founding members states of the East African Community (EAC), a regional intergovernmental organization which nowadays consists of six partner states in the region. Since the revival of the new EAC in 2000, EAC Customs Union (EAC-CU) in 2005...

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Isaac Otoo, Michael Danquah - African Development Review, 2021

We estimate the efficiency of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and investigate the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of local public goods and services delivery by MMDAs. Using data from composite budgets of all 216 MMDAs, we employ both non-...

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H. Xavier Jara, Fernando Martín, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Leonardo Vera - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. It describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model takes advantage of these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes...

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Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, José Cardoso, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. It describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of MOZMOD results...

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– Empirical Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms
Karishma Banga - European Journal of Development Research, 2021

This article provides empirical evidence on the impact of digitalisation on product upgrading in global value chains (GVCs). Analysis is done for a sample of Indian manufacturing GVC firms in the period 2001–15 from the firm-level database Prowess, using the methodology of System...

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– Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US
Rachel M. Gisselquist - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2021

THIS COLLECTION OF ARTICLES IS ON EARLY VIEW. Migration is an inherent feature of human history. A rich literature considers the experiences of global migrants across diverse environments. This special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host...

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Carlos Gradín - Feminist Economics, 2021

This study shows that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified by gender. While some women (mostly Black and 'Coloured') overwhelmingly fill low-paying jobs, others (mostly White and Indian/Asian, but also Coloured) tend to fill higher-paying professional positions....

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Nico Ravanilla, Allen Hicken - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Why are the poor susceptible to clientelism, and what factors shield them from the influence of vote buying? We explore the role of both formal and informal social networks in shaping the likelihood of being targeted with private inducements. We argue that when the poor lack access to formal...

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– Entrants in intermediate industrial products (inputs into construction)
Grace Nsomba, Thando Vilakazi - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Effective competition in the Southern and East African regions requires independent rivals competing across borders and within domestic markets through innovation and effort, investment, product quality, and prices. To understand the constraints to more dynamic rivalry between firms within the...

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Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

I discuss the applicability of the recentered influence function (RIF) to the analysis of poverty differentials between distributions (regression-based decomposition into composition and income structure effects). I show that the predominant approach in the empirical literature estimates the...

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