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– Transforming informal work and livelihoods in developing countries
Gary Fields, Tim Gindling, Kunal Sen, Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte - Oxford University Press, 2023

BOOK IN PRODUCTION, SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION IN 2023 | Using a range of countries from the Global South, this book examines heterogeneity within informal work by applying a common conceptual framework and empirical methodology. The country studies use panel data to study the...

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Jere R. Behrman - Cambridge University Press, 2022

This study reviews what we know about parental investments and children's human capital in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs). First, it presents definitions and a simple analytical framework. Then discusses determinants of children's human capital in the form of cognitive skills,...

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– A retrospective in the time of COVID-19
Prema-chandra Athukorala, Chaturica Athukorala - Cambridge University Press, 2022

The pandemic of 1918–20  — commonly known as the Spanish flu — infected over a quarter of the world's population and killed over fifty million people. It is by far the greatest humanitarian disaster caused by an infectious disease in modern history....

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– Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kunal Sen, Andy Sumner, Arief Anshory Yusuf - Oxford University Press, 2022

The developer’s dilemma is thus: developing countries seek inclusive economic development — i.e., structural transformation — sufficiently broad-based to raise the income of the poor. Inclusive economic growth requires falling income inequality to maximise income growth at the...

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José Antonio Ocampo - Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2021 - Bogota

Esta obra ofrece un análisis del sistema monetario internacional y de las reformas que es necesario emprender para que cumpla el papel activo en el siglo XXI. arte del diagnóstico según el cual no existe un sistema coherente, sino un ordenamiento ad hoc: el “no sistema...

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– Concepts, methods, and determinants
Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen - Oxford University Press, 2021

Social mobility — defined as the ability to move from a lower to a higher level of education or occupational status, or from a lower to a higher social class or income group — is the hope of economic development and the mantra of a good society. There are disagreements about what...

– Framework and policy guidebook
Eric Werker, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This framework utilizes business interests and the distribution of political power to understand the episodic nature of economic growth in fragile and conflict-affected states. Conflict, state capacity, and legitimacy are analysed alongside the business environment and structural...

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Carlos Gradín, Murray Leibbrandt, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2021 - Oxford

Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. It holds implications for economic growth and redistribution and translates into power asymmetries that can endanger human rights, create conflict, and embed social exclusion and chronic poverty. For these reasons, it underpins intense...

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John Rand, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2020 - Oxford, United Kingdom

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on micro, small, and medium...

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– Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
John Page, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2020

For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. Countries dependent on oil, gas, and mining have tended to have weaker long-run growth, higher rates of poverty, and greater income...

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Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, Jeremy Seekings, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Oxford University Press, 2020

The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice. Promoted as an integral dimension of the post-Washington Consensus all major international development agencies...

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– Diversity in Development
Deepak Nayyar - Oxford University Press, 2019

Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus Asian Drama, in 1968, to conclude that Asia's development prospects were gloomy. Since then, contrary to Myrdal's expectations Asia has been transformed beyond recognition, the development of nations and living standards of people...

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– An Inquiry into the Development of Nations
Deepak Nayyar - Oxford University Press, 2019

Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, in 1968. He was deeply pessimistic about development prospects in Asia. The fifty years since then have witnessed a remarkable social and economic transformation in Asia - even if it has been uneven...

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– Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
Richard Newfarmer, John Page, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2018

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. By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are...

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Siwan Anderson, Lori Beaman, Jean-Philippe Platteau - Oxford University Press, 2018

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. As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt...

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– The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development
Tony Addison, Alan R. Roe - Oxford University Press, 2018

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. New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when...

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