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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-...

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.
– 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...

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.
– 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

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

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.
Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - World Development, 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue

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...

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.
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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– 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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Mrinalini Jha, Rahul Lahoti - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on income levels, poverty, and inequality in both the immediate aftermath and during the uneven recovery until December 2021 using high-frequency household survey data from India. We find that the average household incomes dropped sharply...

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Edmund Terence Gomez - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Malaysia provides for interesting paradoxes. Poverty was reduced by adopting a horizontal perspective to policy planning through affirmative action targeting one ethnic group lagging economically in society. However, outcomes of affirmative action include growing wealth and income disparities...

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– Evidence from Argentina’s tax amnesties
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, Dario Tortarolo - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the effectiveness of tax amnesties and their impacts on capital taxation and public spending. We leverage rich policy variation from Argentina, where left- and right-wing governments implemented multiple programmes and achieved varying success. After numerous failed...

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Stephen G. Hall, Bernadette O'Hare - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper empirically investigates the link between the level of government revenue per capita and six indicators of quality of governance in an unbalanced panel data set consisting of all countries in the world (217) using data from 1980 to 2020. It uses single-equation GMM techniques and a VAR...

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Njuguna Ndung'u - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper traces the development of fintech in sub-Saharan Africa, its evolution over time, and the unfolding benefits attained at each stage of its adoption and market evolution. From the onset, fintechs have revolutionized retail electronic payment systems—a revolution that has...

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