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Journal Article
Gender and vulnerable employment in the developing world: Evidence from global microdata

This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions...

Vulnerable employment Gender gap Developing countries
Working Paper
Employer power and employment in developing countries

The issue of employer power is underemphasized in the development literature. The default model is usually one of competitive labour markets. This assumption matters for analysis and policy prescription...

Employer power Employment Developing countries
Working Paper
Productivity growth effects of structural reforms: Evidence from developing countries

Which structural reforms affect labour productivity growth in developing countries? This paper answers this question by combining the local projections method and the inverse probability weighted regression adjustment (LP-IPWRA) method...

Labour productivity Reforms Business cycles
Working Paper
Financial liberalization and its implications for private savings in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper employs data from 103 developing countries between 1981 and 2012 to examine the determinants of private savings in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a focus on the effect of financial liberalization on private savings...

Developing countries Financial liberalization Saving
Blog
Confronting low domestic savings in Africa

What are the linkages between national savings and sustainable economic growth? Why are there differences in the amounts of savings between different countries?...

Informal work Developing countries Domestic savings
Working Paper
Microsimulation approaches to studying shocks and social protection in selected developing economies

This paper calculates automatic stabilization in Ghana, South Africa, and Ecuador to explain income cushioning amid income and demand shocks. Fiscal policies within these countries are also stress tested to gauge welfare contingencies and insurance...

Developing countries Shocks Social protection
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

9 May 2022
Online, Finland
Past event
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy at Shiv Nadar University

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

22 April 2022
Online, India
Past event
Presentation
Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Panel discussion
Social mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction

A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...

6 April 2022
University of Greenwich Stockwell Street, 10 Stockwell St. - Room LT 0004, East Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Working Paper
Impact of female peer composition on gender norm perceptions and skills formation in secondary school

This paper examines peer effects on students’ gender norm perceptions and skills formation...

Peer effect Gender norms Gender inequality
Blog
Why women are made to rely on vulnerable work

The gender pay-gap is one of the foremost indicators of gender inequality and thus a guide for women’s economic empowerment policies...

Gender Gender gap Developing countries
Working Paper
Does the adoption of peer-to-government mobile payments improve tax revenue mobilization in developing countries?

Developing countries need to raise sufficient tax revenue to finance development. Revenue mobilization is often hampered by limited tax compliance, weak institutions, and technical problems with tax collection...

Mobile money Tax revenue Propensity score matching
News
Photo: Brett Davies Pathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at the Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries

The 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries brings together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries on 13-15 December 2021. The online event provides an opportunity for researchers from...

13 December 202115 December 2021
Online, Zurich, Switzerland
Past event
Working Paper
Industrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?

This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...

Poverty Production Growth
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