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Guillermo Kreiman - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

How do civil war dynamics affect state-building decisions in the aftermath of conflict? This paper argues that, in the post-conflict period, the state focuses its efforts to build state capacity on areas in which state power has been eroded during wartime, with the goal of avoiding future...

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– The role of evidence-based governance and structural violence
Camila Gianella - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Why does a state like Peru, dedicated to fulfilling development goals and sustained good macroeconomic performance, appear incapable of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic? Using the case of maternal mortality, this paper argues that the tremendous impact of the pandemic is rooted in the adoption...

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– Evidence from Latin American countries
Inés Berniell, Lucila Berniell, Dolores de la Mata, María Edo, Mariana Marchionni - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the causal effect of motherhood on labour market outcomes in Latin America by adopting an event study approach around the birth of the first child based on panel data from national household surveys for Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Our main contributions are: (i) providing new...

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Paola Ballon, Jorge Dávalos - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper identifies the socioeconomic drivers of earnings inequality in Peru in the period 2004–18. Using the ENAHO household surveys and data on routine task content of occupations, we apply inequality decomposition methods to the real earnings distribution, its quantiles, and the Gini...

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– Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
Keith Slack - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Civil society organizations have played various roles in promoting the capture of benefits from and protection against the negative impacts of extractive industries. Payment disclosure is one potentially powerful tool for such organizations to promote greater local benefit capture. Practitioners...

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– Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam
Mohammed Arouri, Adel Ben-Youssef, Cuong Viet Nguyen - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in children’s education in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. We find that in all the four countries, and especially in Vietnam, children from small ethnic groups have lower education attainment and cognitive ability. The gap...

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– Peru country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The Peruvian economy performed exceptionally well between 2000 and 2012, with a growth performance that placed the country well above the regional average and an improvement in all labour market indicators. The economy suffered a slowdown as a consequence of the international crisis of 2008, but...

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Erica Field, Alfred Field - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper describes the results of initial work analysing a panel of rural households in Peru between 1994 and 2004 to determine household responses to changes in relative prices of traditional versus export-oriented products. Our principal interest was to better understand how household responses...

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– Ghana, Vietnam and Peru
George Rapsomanikis, Alexander Sarris - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The extent to which commodity price volatility affects the income of producing households and their vulnerability to poverty and food insecurity depends on household diversification patterns and the degree of their exposure to markets. This article focuses on estimating agricultural income...

Book Chapter
– The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Toward Informal Traders
Sally Roever - , 2006
Journal Article
– The Case of Rural Peru
Javier Escobal, Maximo Torero - Cuadernos de Economía, Latin American Journal of Economics, 2005

Part of Journal Special Issue Symposium on Spatial Inequality in Latin America

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– the Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Toward Informal Traders
Sally Roever - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

Almost twenty years have passed since researchers from the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru showed how ‘bad laws’ impose disproportionate costs on those who choose formality. Although a multitude of conflicting regulations still precludes effective governance of informal...

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