Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperHorizontal inequality and data challenges
Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention...Ethnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Working PaperLegal empowerment and group-based inequality
Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working PaperInequality of opportunities among ethnic groups in the Philippines
This paper contributes to the scant body of literature on inequalities among and within ethnic groups in the Philippines by examining both the vertical and horizontal measures in terms of opportunities in accessing basic services such as education, e...Ethnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Working PaperPatterns and trends in horizontal inequality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
We analyse horizontal inequality in wealth and in years of education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the period 2001–13...Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic status Education
Working PaperThe politics of horizontal inequality: Indigenous opposition to wind farm development in Mexico
In less than a decade, foreign investors have erected more than 3,200 wind turbines across the Isthmus of Techuantepec investing billions of dollars and generating more than 90 per cent of Mexico’s wind energy...Ethnicity Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Working PaperRegional inequality of economic outcomes and opportunities in Ethiopia: A tale of two periods
This paper provides an informative picture of the extent of regional inequality of economic outcomes and opportunities in the pre-and post-reform Ethiopia...Horizontal inequality Intergenerational Mobility Economic outcomes
Working PaperLegal empowerment and horizontal inequalities after conflict
This article explores whether legal empowerment can address horizontal inequalities in post-conflict settings, and if so, how...Horizontal inequality Legal empowerment Peacebuilding
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
Working PaperHorizontal inequality, status optimization, and interethnic marriage in a conflict-affected society
Although several theories of interethnic conflict emphasize ties across group boundaries as conducive to ethnic coexistence, little is known about how such ties are formed...Horizontal inequality Ethnic conflict Social status
Working PaperHistorical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria
Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria...Development Ethnicity Geopolitical zone
Working PaperGroup inequality and regional development: Evidence from Pakistan
This study explores the patterns and consequences of ethnic and regional inequalities in Pakistan...Horizontal inequality Publicly provided goods
ProjectThe politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change
Theme: InclusionInclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality
ProjectDisadvantaged groups and social mobility
This project has three main objectives in line with UNU-WIDER’s tradition in the area of inclusion and horizontal inequality: (1) to shed further light on the extent to which inequalities run along ethnic, gender, and other communal lines; (2...Disadvantaged groups Social mobility Group-based inequality
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 5 - Horizontal Inequality: A Neglected Dimension of Development
This lecture will focus on horizontal inequality, i.e. inequality among culturally defined groups (e.g. the Malays and Chinese in Malaysia, Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, or Catholic and Protestants in N.Ireland), and the implications this has for...