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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
60 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogMeet the women behind the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development programme
Globally, women are under-represented in the field of economics. Only a third of all academic research staff in the field of economics in Europe are women. In the US the share is even lower ...Gender women empowerment women's work
BlogHow a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality
In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes...Administrative data Employment Gender
Working PaperSocial mobility in China: A case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South
This study analyses intergenerational class mobility in China as a case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South...Social mobility Gender log-linear models
Policy BriefUnequal growth in Mozambique and the region
There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...Poverty Growth Unequal growth
Working PaperGender and social mobility: Exploring gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation
Women have historically been overlooked in research on social mobility...Gender gender attitudes Norms
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...Gender Politics Economic growth
Journal ArticleGender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesGender Employment Education
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BlogMoving out of identity silos and into intersectionality: The example of gender identity
Women are undoubtedly doing better today than they were even 40-50 years ago. The gender gap has shrunk in many areas, including educational attainment, health, and employment and wages...Gender Caste Equality
Working PaperGender and the South African labour market: Policy relevant research possibilities using South African tax data
This paper has three primary objectives...Administrative data Employment Gender
Journal ArticleThe Impact of School Feeding Programmes on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Burkina Faso
Food for Education (FFE) programmes have been implemented in developing countries since the 1960s...Enrolment School attendance Gender
Working PaperManagerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar
Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market...formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working PaperChanging male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study
Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women...Gender Inequality Male perception
Journal ArticleDoes economic crisis have different impact on husbands and wives?: Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis in Indonesia
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareEconomic crisis Coping strategies Gender
Journal ArticleThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra‐household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfareforced migration time use labour markets
Journal ArticleFemale autonomy and women's welfare: An introduction
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfarefemale autonomy Gender Women's welfare