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NewsBaseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
Working PaperExplaining income inequality trends: An integrated approach
In large parts of the world, income inequality has been rising in recent decades. Other regions have experienced declining trends in income inequality...comparative study Education Income distribution
NewsStudy reveals mismatch between qualifications and market needs in Mozambique
Tracer study suggests Mozambique’s economy is not generating enough demand for employees with a university-level education, and that students are often poorly aware of career paths and what different jobs require. First published in November 2019,...Mozambique Education Labour market
Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in China
In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth...Inequality Education Migration
Working PaperThe effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement?...Affirmative action Brazil Education
Journal ArticleEducational Opportunities in Indonesia: Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?
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?...Education Inequality education policy
Journal ArticleCash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChildren Education Labor
Working PaperChina and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output...Intergenerational Mobility equality of opportunity Education
Journal ArticleInequality in Education and Wealth in Tanzania: A 25-Year Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEducation Equality and inequality Wealth
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working PaperColonial origin, ethnicity, and intergeneration mobility in Africa
This paper estimates the relationship between differences in skills measured among within-country ethnic groups and individual human capital accumulation in eight African countries...Colonialism Education Ethnicity
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthRefugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Journal ArticleGender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesGender Employment Education
SeminarInclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series: Octávio Pedreira from the World Bank presents the latest data on Education sector in Mozambique
On 2 May 2019, Octávio Pedreira, a specialist from the World Bank will present at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, on ‘Education in Mozambique: Results from the 2018 Service Delivery Indicator Survey’. The presentation...