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– Simulando diferentes cenários para atualização e expansão do PSSB
Márcia C. Chelengo, José Cardoso, Gito Mataba - , 0

O Programa Subsídio Social Básico (PSSB) é um programa de transferência de renda mensal, não condicional, por tempo indeterminado, com o objectivo de reforçar o bem-estar da população pobre e vulnerável. São actualmente...

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– The case of post-war migration in Mozambique
Maimuna Ibraimo, Eva-Maria Egger - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

Internal migration plays an important role in the economic development of individuals, their families, and their country. This study describes Mozambique’s most common migration patterns from 1992 until 2017 using data from three population censuses. We focus on the most important moves...

– Key findings from the IGM Annual Conference 2022
Josenilde Mário Janguia - , 0

Since 2016, the private sector in Mozambique has faced several external shocks, including terrorism in Cabo Delgado, Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Ukrainian conflict and its impact on commodity prices and inflation. What is the state of the Mozambican private sector...

– The case of Mozambique
Rodrigo Oliveira, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Designing and implementing public policies requires caution to guarantee the best use of scarce resources, especially in middle- and lower-income countries. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to simulate the potential tax and benefit impacts of different policies that are under consideration...

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Katrin Gasior, Iva V. Tasseva, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the effectiveness of social protection benefits in reducing income and consumption poverty in five sub-Saharan African countries—Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia—in normal times and times of widespread economic crisis. Using tax–benefit microsimulation...

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Nilifer Anaç, Eva-Maria Egger, Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Alex Warren-Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Informal self-employed traders in developing countries are vulnerable to shocks as they often lack access to social insurance or formal finance. This study investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these urban traders in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. Drawing on longitudinal...

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Margherita Squarcina, Eva-Maria Egger - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This study investigates the short-term impacts of an aggregate socioeconomic shock on household food consumption and children’s nutrition using the case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique. In response to the economic downturn, households are expected to adjust their food choices both...

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Sam Jones, Enilde Sarmento, Dirk van Seventer, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This study presents and discusses structural features of the Mozambique economy through the lens of a recently constructed 2019 social accounting matrix (SAM). This is an important reality check of the SAM construction process since it brings together various data sources that are not necessarily...

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Jana Bischler, Eva-Maria Egger, Paul Jasper, Ivan Manhique - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study, we explore the correlates of the employment gender gap among urban youth in Mozambique. Young people are confronted with simultaneous decisions about education, work and family life influenced by social norms around gender roles. Using data from a panel of individuals in 2017...

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– 1996/97–2019/20
Giulia Barletta, Maimuna Ibraimo, Vincenzo Salvucci, Enilde Sarmento, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

After decades of war, ending in 1992, Mozambique embarked on a path of sustained economic growth and substantial poverty reduction. However, these positive dynamics started to revert from 2015, with per capita growth rates getting close to zero and household real consumption reducing in all areas...

Technical Note pdf
António S. Cruz, Cipriano Claudio, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp, Dirk van Seventer - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This technical note describes how the 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique was updated. New Household Budget Survey data availability, changes in the economic structure as captured by the underlying Supply and Use Tables and National Accounts as well as the frequency of previous SAM...

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– Evidence from Mozambican job-seekers
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos - Journal of Development Economics, 2022

Forward-looking expectations are central to job search but often inaccurate. To test whether public information can help correct beliefs, we embed an experiment in a longitudinal survey of Mozambican graduates. We quantify responses of own-earning expectations to information about peers’...

– Experimental evidence from Mozambique
Sam Jones, Kunal Sen - VoxEU, 2022 - London, UK

Digital technologies can be deployed to improve job search, but their effectiveness in practice is disrupted. This column uses experimental data to investigate the effect of a digital job-matching platform on the labour outcomes of young people in Mozambique. The ‘treatment’ of a text...

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– Evidence from COVID-19
Sam Jones, Ivan Manhique - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Digital labour platforms have grown five-fold over the last decade, enabling significant expansion in gig work worldwide. We interrogate the criticism that these platforms tend to amplify aggregate economic shocks for registered users (workers). Based on the universe of records from a matching...

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.
– From additive weights to minimal bundles
Sam Jones - Journal of Economic Inequality, 2022

In the widely-used class of multidimensional poverty measures introduced by Alkire and Foster (2011), dimension-specific weights combined with a single cut-off parameter play a fundamental role in identifying who is multidimensionally poor. This study revisits how these parameters are...

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– Labour coercion and trade preferences on the Sena Sugar Estates (1920–74)
Sam Jones, Peter Gibbon - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The magnitude of returns to colonial-era investments in Africa has been addressed in an extensive literature, as have the nature and legacies of extractive colonial institutions. However, the link between these institutions and the profitability of firms remains unclear. We reconstruct the...

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