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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
30 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleSelf-assessed vs. statistical evidence of racial discrimination: The case of indigenous Australians
This paper provides new insights on the labour market discrimination faced by indigenous Australians one of the most disadvantaged indigenous populations in developed countries...Discrimination in employment Employees Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
This article is currently available for early online view. This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Vietnam over the past 20 years...Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working PaperGroup-based inequalities: The case of Viet Nam
This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Viet Nam over the past 20 years...Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleThe Measurement of Ethnic and Religious Divisions: Spatial, Temporal, and Categorical Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
An ever-expanding body of empirical research suggests that ethno-religious divisions adversely impact a host of normatively desirable objectives linked to the quality of life in society, implicitly representing a strong challenge to multiculturalist ...Ethnic relations Religion
Working PaperHorizontal inequalities and affirmative action: An analysis of attitudes towards redistribution across groups in Africa
Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Income distribution
Working PaperSelf-assessed versus statistical evidence of labour market discrimination: The case of indigenous Australians
We assess the relative importance of statistical residual-based measures of discrimination in determining indigenous Australians’ perceptions of discrimination in the labour market...Discrimination in employment Employees Ethnic relations
Working PaperThe inequality-resource curse of conflict: Heterogeneous effects of mineral deposit discoveries
Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict...Ethnic relations Nonrenewable natural resources Social conflict
Working PaperEthnic disadvantage in Vietnam: Evidence using panel data
This study investigates the ethnic disadvantage in rural Vietnam, focusing on the magnitude of the majority–minority gap and the constraints on ethnic minority households that contribute to the gap...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Households
Working PaperChildren and the youth in rural Viet Nam
Structural transformation in rural Viet Nam has led to rising incomes and a diversification of livelihoods away from agriculture...Children Education Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleSouth Africa's Emerging Black Middle Class: A Harbinger of Political Change?
Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle ClassDemocracy Ethnic relations
Book ChapterWho’s the Alien?: Xenophobia in post-Apartheid South Africa
In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced...Econometric models (Economic development) Ethnic relations Poverty
Working PaperThe Conceptualization and Measurement of Ethnic and Religious Divisions: Categorical, Temporal, and Spatial Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
A large body of recent quantitative work on the ‘diversity detriment’ hypothesis finds that ethno-religious diversity is linked with a host of societal ills, implying in turn a strong challenge to multiculturalist theory and policies...Ethnic relations Religion
Working PaperPoverty and Ethnicity Among Black South Africans
This paper investigates inequalities across the major black ethnic groups in South Africa, accounting for 80 per cent of the country’s population...Ethnic relations Income Migration, Internal
PresentationEthnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research
Presentation by Rachel M. Gisselquist. Title: 'Ethnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research' (paper by Rachel M. Gisselquist, Stefan Leiderer, and Miguel Nino-Zarazua)...
Journal ArticleEthnic Politics in Ranked and Unranked Systems: an Exploratory Analysis
This article explores how ethnic politics may operate differently in societies with “ranked” versus “unranked” ethnic systems, where ethnicity and class correlate closely versus very little...Corporate governance Ethnic relations Public goods