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– Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam
Mohammed Arouri, Adel Ben-Youssef, Cuong 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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– Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape
David Stifel, Tassew Woldehanna - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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Bethlehem A. Argaw - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Prior to the introduction of mother tongue-based education in 1994, the language of instruction for most subjects in Ethiopia’s primary schools was the official language (Amharic)—the mother tongue of only one third of the population. This paper uses the variation in individual’...

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Yared Seid, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Seid Nuru Ali - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Ethiopia has experienced rapid economic growth since 2005. Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average rate of 10.5 per cent per annum for the period between 2004–05 and 2013–14. Public investment in key infrastructure and interventions in the agriculture sector have made...

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David Stifel, Tassew Woldehanna - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We adapt the standardized Poverty Line Estimation Analytical Software (PLEASe) computer code stream based on Arndt and Simler’s (2010) utility-consistent approach to analyse poverty in Ethiopia in 2000, 2005, and 2011. Several data-related issues create challenges to estimating the spatial...

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– Measuring real inequality using survey data from developing countries
Ulrik Beck - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates how two effects drive wedges between nominal and real inequality estimates. The effects are caused by (i) differences in the composition of consumption over the income distribution coupled with differential inflation of consumption items; and (ii) quantity discounting...

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– A feasibility study
Andualem T. Mengistu, Kiflu G. Molla, Firew B. Woldeyes - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of building a microsimulation model of the Ethiopian tax and benefits system. We first provide a detailed description of the tax and benefits system of the country. This includes qualifying criteria, tax brackets, and exemptions. We then...

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.
Wassie Berhanu, Fekadu Beyene - Sustainability, 2015 - Basel, Switzerland
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.
Wisdom Akpalu, Mintewab Bezabih - Sustainability, 2015 - Basel, Switzerland
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 self-limiting nature of technocratic aid
Berhanu Abegaz - Third World Quarterly, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile States

Jukka Pirttilä - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Why does a mother from a poor African village not send her daughter to school, but instead marries her off to an old man as a second or third wife? This way poverty is inherited from parent to child. Or why does a boy from a remote village in a developed country, such as a Finland, drop out from...

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Roselinde Kessels, Guido Erreygers - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We present a unified structural equation modelling framework for the regression-based decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health and compare it with a simple ordinary least squares regression. The structural equation modelling framework forms the basis for a...

– Bad Luck or Bad Policy?
John Page - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

16 December 2014 John Page On 20 November 2014 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps ‘celebrate’ is not exactly the right word. Africa’s experience with industrialization over the past quarter century has actually been...

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– Floriculture and the Metal and Engineering Industries in Ethiopia
Mulu Gebreeyesus - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Ethiopia represents an excellent case study of recent industrial policy experimentation in Africa. The country is well known for its successful promotion of the cut-flower industry through business-government co-ordination. What is less known is that at nearly the same time it was also using co-...

– Economywide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda
Paul A. Dorosh, James Thurlow - World Development, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration. As a result, African governments are often provided conflicting...

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Wisdom Akpalu, Mintewab Bezabih - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Land tenure arrangements in Africa are generally skewed in favour of males. Compared to males, female plot owners face complex sets of constraints and systemic high tenure insecurity which culminate in low yields. In order to obtain better returns, some females rent their plots to males, but risk...

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