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Channing Arndt, M. Azhar Hussain, Vincenzo Salvucci, Lars Peter Østerdal - Economics & Human Biology, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting.We focus on weight-for-height and weight-for-age in different survey quarters characterized...

Working Paper 2016/72 pdf
Johannes Kruger, Louise Tait, Jiska de Groot - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Indonesia and South Africa are both trying address energy poverty through subsidized energy provision. South Africa has implemented one of the largest electrification programmes in the world, and 80 per cent of the population now have access to the national grid. But this alone is unlikely to...

Working Paper 2016/71 pdf
Ashwini Deshpande - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper presents the results of an attitude survey administered to university students in India that attempts to delineate the social–psychological mechanisms of ‘externalization’ and ‘internalization’ to understand the possible consequences of stigma associated...

Working Paper 2016/70 pdf
Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We assess the relative importance of statistical residual-based measures of discrimination in determining indigenous Australians’ perceptions of discrimination in the labour market. We find that statistical measures are largely unrelated to discrimination reports among males and negatively...

Working Paper 2016/69 pdf
Utteeyo Dasgupta, Subha Mani, Prakarsh Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines whether, in India, discriminatory practices by government-employed child caregivers along religious lines, lead to differential health outcomes among the care receiving children. Child caregivers participate in a novel allocation game where we incorporate treatments to...

Working Paper 2016/65 pdf
Christian Basteck, Marco Mantovani - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Unsophisticated applicants can be at a disadvantage under manipulable and hence strategically demanding school choice mechanisms. Disclosing information on applications in previous admission periods makes it easier to assess the chances of being admitted at a particular school, and hence may level...

Working Paper 2016/42 pdf
Duncan Pieterse, C. Friedrich Kreuser, Elizabeth Gavin - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The South African Revenue Service and National Treasury Firm-Level Panel is an unbalanced panel data set created by merging several sources of administrative tax data received during 2015. The four data sources that constitute the panel are: (i) company income tax from registered firms who submit...

Working Paper 2016/41 pdf
C. Friedrich Kreuser, Carol Newman - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The manufacturing sector is an important source of productivity growth and exports. Manufacturing firms are generally more productive than firms in the agricultural or services sectors and are an important source of job creation. Little is known about the productivity performance of the sector and...

Blog
Andy Sumner - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The storyline The basic storyline of this blog is economic growth since the Cold War. It is outlined how growth has produced two new middles. The first is middle-income countries, and the second is ‘middle people’ who live above the global poverty line—but not too far above....

Working Paper 2016/68 pdf
Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate the relationship between the corporate social responsibility practices of local domestic firms and their engagement with foreign markets using four waves of panel data on a sample of more than 4,500 manufacturing firms from Viet Nam. We develop a measure of corporate social...

Working Paper 2016/67 pdf
Sutanuka Roy, Prakarsh Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a large-scale novel panel dataset (2005–14) on schools from the Indian state of Assam, we test for the impact of violent conflict on female students’ enrollment rates. We find that a doubling of average killings in a district-year leads to a 13 per cent drop in girls’...

Working Paper 2016/66 pdf
Rulof Burger, Rachel Jafta, Dieter von Fintel - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Racial wage inequality and discrimination have pervaded South African society for centuries. Apartheid legislation cemented these disparities by institutionalizing white job reservation and many other unfair practices. While racial wage gaps started to decline towards the end of apartheid, they...

Working Paper 2016/64 pdf
Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Participatory community programmes are a potentially important tool for social empowerment and economic development. How do participatory programmes that specifically target women affect community trust and cohesion? This question is important since the longterm success of such programmes might...

Working Paper 2016/63 pdf
Utku Teksoz, Katerina Kalcheva - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

To predict economic success and failure, academics and policymakers alike are interested in the differences in institutional structures across natural resource-based economies. This paper uses a political economy framework to examine the effect of institutional variables on per capita Gross-...

Working Paper 2016/62 pdf
Kim Hang Pham Do, Ariel Dinar - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to contribute to understanding the existing knowledge gaps in the linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia and explores the political economy of energy transition in the Mekong region (MR). Investigating the struggle over hydropower development and decision-making...

Blog
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The recent anti-corruption summit in London highlighted a much-publicized issue in development—transparency is crucial in the minerals sector. However, an event at UNU-WIDER made it clear that this is only one of many key issues related to the extractive industries, government revenues, and...

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