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– 1990–2015
Carlos A. Ibarra, Jaime Ros - World Development, 2019

This article is currently available on early view. The paper studies the decline of the labor income share (LIS) in Mexico during the period 1990–2015. The decline is mostly explained by reductions within the economy’s major sectors (including manufacturing, tradables, and non-...

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– Introduction and Overview
Rachel M. Gisselquist, Finn Tarp - , 2019

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. The studies in this special section offer both new empirical insights and new frameworks for analysis, with key policy implications, that can enrich our discussion of these topics...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist, Finn Tarp - International Migration, 2019

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. The studies in this special section offer both new empirical insights and new frameworks for analysis, with key policy implications, that can enrich our discussion of these...

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Mounah Abdel-Samad, Shawn Flanigan - International Migration, 2019

This article presents data from a study of Syrian diaspora organizations providing assistance to conflict‐affected Syrians in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Using interview data from leaders in four Syrian diaspora non‐profit organizations, this article examines the social...

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– Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
Özge Bilgili, Craig Loschmann, Sonja Fransen, Melissa Siegel - International Migration, 2019

This article studies the extent to which educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or near their community. Investigating Congolese refugees in Rwanda and relying on a mixed‐method approach, we examine schooling rates and...

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– Evidence from Indian Experience
Pinaki Chakraborty, Shatakshi Garg - International Migration, 2019

This article examines the patterns and trends in inter‐State migration across the Indian States and observes that along with the demographic factors, migration is also affected by the fiscal profile of States. Controlling for the economic prosperity of States as reflected in their per capita Net...

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– The Impacts of China's Informal Gold Rush in Ghana
Gabriel Botchwey, Gordon Crawford, Nicholas Loubere, Jixia Lu - International Migration, 2019

This article examines irregular South‐South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes. It looks at the entry of approximately 50,000 Chinese migrants into the informal small‐scale gold mining sector from 2008‐2013....

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– Examples from South Africa, Singapore and Bangladesh
Ingrid Palmary, Thea De Gruchy, Ali Ashraf, Koh Chiu Yee, Kellynn Wee, Charmian Goh, Brenda S.A. Yeoh - International Migration, 2019

In this article we contribute to the emerging knowledge on migration policy‐making in two ways. Firstly, we address the relative lack of research on the gendered nature of migration policy‐making. Secondly we contribute to understanding migration policymaking in postcolonial contexts. Based on...

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– Evidence from Bangladesh
Christophe J. Nordman, Leopold Sarr, Smriti Sharma - Oxford Economic Papers, 2019

We use a recent first-hand linked employer–employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits. Our results show that cognitive skills have greater explanatory power than personality...

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Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. While it is recognised that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, their origins and what explains their cross-country differences are not well understood. We focus on the quality of budgetary institutions...

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Petr Janský, Miroslav Palanský - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens. In this paper, we ask which countries’ tax revenues are affected most by this tax...

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Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a “culture of evasion” damages state...

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Janina Hundenborn, Ingrid Woolard, Jon Jellema - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. South Africa exhibits extreme levels of income inequality and is ranked as one of the most unequal countries in the world. In order to measure these severe levels of inequality, it matters how we account for the different parts of the...

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– Evidence from South African tax registers
Wian Boonzaaier, Jarkko Harju, Tuomas Matikka, Jukka Pirttilä - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. We study the responsiveness of small- and medium-sized firms to a small-business corporate income tax schedule using population-wide administrative data from South Africa. We find sizeable bunching of firms at the corporate income...

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– Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Cecilia Navarra - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

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– The case of four African countries
Valérie Bérenger - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

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