Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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NewsSocial Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Research BriefWhat do we need to know about social mobility in the Global South?
The volume, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods and Determinants, brings together leading scholars from several disciplines to advance research practice on social mobility...Social mobility Inequality & Human Development Human capital
Policy BriefSix sets of policy actions to promote social mobility
Promoting social mobility is an essential task of development, and a multi-faceted one. Precarious livelihoods are widespread. Containing downward mobility is an important precondition for sustaining upward mobility...Social mobility Poverty Inequality
Book ChapterSocial mobility and human capital in low- and middle-income countries
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
BlogWasted talent – How COVID-19’s effect on the poor could make all of society poorer
The opening keynote of the recent WIDER Development Conference, COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South , was given by Oriana Bandiera , Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Econo...COVID-19 Poverty Human capital
Working PaperThe legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone
This paper studies the general equilibrium impact of civil war in Sierra Leone. I first use an instrumental variable (IV) strategy and geographic conflict variation to estimate reduced-form effects...Conflict Livelihoods Structural transformation
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
BlogChanging the lives of very young children: Evidence from Rwanda
Globally, around 250 million children under the age of five do not meet key development milestones, which reduces their ability to reach their full potential...Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Book ChapterThe interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamCapital Structure Human capital Trade-off theory
Working PaperGender, age cohort, and household investment in child schooling: New evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to post one of the highest gender gaps in educational outcomes in the world. Gender gaps in educational outcomes might be attributed to an uneven allocation of household resources towards the schooling of boys and girls...Educational expenditures Gender bias Human capital
Journal ArticleThe Long(er)‐Term Impacts of Chile Solidario on Human Capital and Labor Income
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthConditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working PaperHuman capital and social mobility in low- and middle-income countries
Parental human capital and endowments may affect children’s human capital, which in turn may affect children’s earning and occupations and thus affect social mobility...Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
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
Book ChapterUnemployment, Employment and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsLabour Employment Economic growth
Working PaperEmployment and development in Asia
How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...Labour Employment Economic growth
Working PaperPrivate beats public: A flexible value-added model with Tanzanian school switchers
This paper estimates a private school learning premium in Tanzania by implementing a flexible value-added model with unique administrative data on exam scores...Achievement gap Education quality Human capital