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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.
– Accounting for inequality changes in Spain during the recession
Carlos Gradín - The review of income and wealth, 2020

I discuss a new approach which decomposes inequality into the contributions of population groups by income sources. I estimate a matrix with rows and columns which indicate different population groups and income sources, respectively, with each element indicating the marginal change in 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.
– Assessing the short-term impact on consumption and poverty of the 2015 flood in Mozambique
Vincenzo Salvucci, Ricardo Santos - Ecological Economics, 2020

Mozambique is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. A bigger than usual, and mostly unexpected, flood occurred in the central-northern region of the country in the first few months of 2015, causing huge damage to infrastructures.  In this study, we use a nationally...

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.
Carlos Gradín - Journal of Economic Inequality, 2020

In this study, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality. This is defined as the sum of the contributions of its members, with these contributions computed as the impact on inequality of a small increase in the population mass at each point of the distribution (using the...

– Can foreign direct investment help South Africa increase the complexity of its exports?
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s economic challenges have disrupted efforts to establish a society of inclusive growth and prosperity. UnderstSince the end of apartheid, South Africa’s economic challenges have disrupted efforts to establish a society of inclusive growth and...

– A pathway to effective tax collection in South Africa
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Many governments, particularly those in developing countries, have set an objective to improve tax revenue mobilization to offer more and better public services to their citizens. To develop effective revenue-raising strategies it is necessary to determine whether there is a tax revenue gap and...

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.
Meng Cai, Ximing Yue - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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– Data collection and the impact on income inequality
Qinghai Li, Shi Li, Haiyuan Wan - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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.
Chuliang Luo, Shi Li, Terry Sicular - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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.
– A comparative approach with India
Carlos Gradín, Binbin Wu - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income and consumption inequality in China

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– 1988-2013
Björn Gustafsson, Haiyuan Wan - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Finn Tarp - China Economic Review, 2020

This special section presents the main findings about long-run trends in inequality in China and its driving factors as they emerge from a country case study carried out under a UNU-WIDER-supported project. Special focus in the umbrella project were on three issues: (i) the role of earnings...

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.
Finn Tarp - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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.
– Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?
Rajius Idzalika, Maria C. Lo Bue - Journal of Development Studies, 2020

Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life? In this paper, we define individual indices of the burden of circumstances, which measure the effect that the...

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Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - Journal of Development Studies, 2020

Using a representative sample of more than 5,000 Vietnamese enterprises, we explore the firm-level productivity effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The data enables us to create 12 quantitative CSR measures, which can be grouped into two broader categories related to management and...

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Joshua Budlender, Amina Ebrahim - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper documents the industry classification variables in the anonymized tax microdata available for research at the National Treasury Secure Data Facility in Pretoria. It discusses how the variables in the data are related to the raw records captured in various tax forms and outlines the...

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– What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?
Ines A. Ferreira, Sam Jones, Jorge Mouco - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We run a lab-in-the-field experiment with 1,060 university students in Mozambique to examine the correlates of behavioural dishonesty, distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Using an incentivized dice game, which yields direct estimates of the propensity to cheat, we find that...

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