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– Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Tony Addison, Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Many low- and middle-income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern. Some countries meanwhile have low growth, high inequality, and pervasive poverty—often linked to their fragility. There is now active debate on how countries...

– Four lessons for Africa
John Page, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Industrial policy has finally moved away from the arid debate on ‘picking winners’ versus ‘levelling the playing field’. Today, there is growing understanding that the market imperfections on which the theoretical arguments for industrial policy rest are pervasive,...

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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– Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam
Luciano Ayala-cantu, Tara Beni, Thomas Markussen, Gaia Narciso, Carol Newman, Anuj Singh, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp, Helge Zille - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Tiếp nối sự thành công của chương trình cải cách Đổi mới, Việt Nam đã gặt hái được rất nhiều thành tựu kinh tế về tăng trưởng và giảm nghèo, Việt nam đã phát triển nhanh hơn các nước đang phát triển kh...

Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools. Enrolment into secondary school also has risen rapidly — in...

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John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Utilizing a panel of over 2,000 Vietnamese SMEs over a 10-year period, we analyse the importance of being politically connected on both access and cost-of-credit obtained from formal financial institutions. Controlling for unobserved time-invariant firm-level heterogeneity, productivity self-...

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– The intergenerational impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme
Jing You, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on intergenerational wealth dependence using a nationally representative longitudinal household survey covering the period 2011–13. We adopt an instrumental quantile regression–discontinuity...

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Kasper Brandt, Longinus Rutasitara, Onesmo Selejio, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the link between entrepreneurship and child human capital development. We specifically examine how operating a non-farm enterprise (NFE) as opposed to working in agriculture relates to child labour and schooling outcomes. Accounting for time-invariant unobservable...

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Cecilia Navarra - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The focus of this paper is the role played in rural contexts by contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors. These contracts can take different forms, but in general are agreements under which producers commit to supply produce to a buyer firm. They are—at least...

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