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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.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - World Development, 2020

External validity is a major challenge for experimental research. I offer a new perspective on this challenge, drawing on work on case studies and causal inference – the sort of material regularly covered in introductory methods courses in political science – to reflect on the use of...

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 - The Journal of Development Studies, 2020 - London, United KIngdom

This article is on early view/in press, available on open access. 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...

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.
– The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme
Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - The Journal of Development Studies, 2020

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via savings accounts is found to have medium-term...

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.
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Population and Development Review, 2019

This special issue presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration. It partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transitions and rapid urbanization and economic convergence many...

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.
Tania Masi, Roberto Ricciuti - Economics & Politics , 2019

This paper evaluates the existence of a resource curse on political regimes using the Synthetic Control Method. Focusing on 12 countries, we compare their democracy level with the weighted democracy level of countries that have not experienced oil shocks and have similar pre‐event characteristics...

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.
– The long-term effect of war in Vietnam
Saurabh Singhal - Journal of Development Economics, 2019

This paper provides causal evidence on early-life exposure to war on mental health status in adulthood. Using an instrumental variable strategy, the evidence indicates that early-life exposure to bombing during the American war in Vietnam has long-term effects. A one percent increase in...

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.
– Data, measurement, and trends
Carla Canelas, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention. In the field of international development, inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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 - Applied Economics, 2019

We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider the stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when either women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs. We propose the use of the concentration curve to analyse first-order stochastic dominance, 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.
– Evidence from South African tax registers
Wian Boonzaaier, Jarkko Harju, Tuomas Matikka, Jukka Pirttilä - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

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.
Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

Tax, and public-sector matters more generally, is high on the agenda of international development. This is clearly reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2015. SDG17 addresses the need for improving domestic...

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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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