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Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Developing Fiscal States in Africa
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PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social policy trajectories and women in Tanzania
The virtual conference Social Policy in Africa is organized 22-24 November 2021 by University of South Africa (UNISA) in the City of Tshwane in South Africa. On 22 November researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation in...
PresentationAyu Pratiwi and Milla Nyyssölä on land rights and inter-generational resource allocations in Tanzania
On 17 November 2021 Turku University researcher Ayu Pratiwi and UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is...
Book ChapterGender and social mobility: Gender attitudes and women’s labour force participation
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesGender Gender attitudes Norms
Book ChapterSocial mobility in China: A case study of social mobility research in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Gender Log-linear models
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social protection and gender in Tanzania
On 29 September 2021 UNU-WIDER researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is Social protection and gender in...
BlogKanika Mahajan – IEA featured economist interview
Kanika Mahajan, a researcher engaged in UNU-WIDER's project on 'The changing nature of work and inequality', is the August 2021 featured economist of the International Economic Association (IEA)...Inequality Labour economics Gender
Journal ArticleOccupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa
This study shows that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified by gender...Gender Occupational segregation Stratification
Journal ArticleGender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context
What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behavior? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against risk of losses. We test this experimentally in a developing country setting, the Philippines...Gender priming Gender differences
Working PaperGender differences in formal wage employment in urban Tanzania
This paper uses the latest Tanzania labour force survey—the Integrated Labour Force Survey—and a censored bivariate probit model to analyse gender differences in labour force participation and gender bias in formal wage employment in urba...Labour force participation Formal Regression analysis
Working PaperGender disparities in financial inclusion in Tanzania
Although Tanzania has made notable progress in enhancing access to financial services, the gender gap in financial inclusion persists...Gender Financial inclusion Mobile money
Working PaperYoung women’s transitions from education to the labour market in Ethiopia: A gendered life-course perspective
We investigate the causes of the gender disparity in labour market participation in Ethiopia using iterative quantitative and qualitative longitudinal analysis through the whole childhood of the individual into early adulthood, from age 8 up to age 2...Gender Female labour force participation Ethiopia
SeminarMaureen Odongo on gender disparities and financial inclusion in Tanzania
Maureen Odongo gave a presentation on 15 April 2021, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar, in collaboration with UONGOZI...
Working PaperDynastic measures of inter-generational mobility with empirical evidence from Indonesia
We suggest a simple and flexible criterion to assess inter-generational mobility...Intergenerational Mobility Education Welfare
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility in occupational choices: Are there gender differences in Ghana?
Historically, the issue of intergenerational evolution of income, wealth, and socioeconomic status has been the subject of considerable research in the analysis of inequality...Intergenerational Mobility socioeconomic status Occupational choice
Working PaperThe gendered crisis: livelihoods and mental well-being in India during COVID-19
This paper studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gendered dimensions of employment and mental health among urban informal-sector workers in India...COVID-19 Informal sector Employment
BlogSupply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico
At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...Women's work Female labour force participation Economics