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Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Changing 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
Working Paper
Economic inequality and subjective well-being across the world

We here use repeated cross-section data from the Afrobarometer, Asianbarometer Latinobarometer, and Eurobarometer to analyse the variables that are correlated with both current and future evaluations of standards of living...

Baromters Gini coefficient Inequality
Working Paper
Drivers of inequality in South Africa

The first democratic elections in 1994 brought about the promise for equal opportunity and an overall improvement of living standards for the majority of the South African population...

Income distribution Inequality labour markets
Working Paper
Comparing global inequality of income and wealth

This paper is the first to compare global trends in income and wealth inequality this century. It is based on large income and wealth microdata samples designed to be representative of all countries in the world...

Global World Income inequality
Working Paper
Earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector: The role of firms, education, and top incomes 1994–2015

This paper documents the evolution and the determinants of earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector from 1994 to 2015, using establishment level data. In 2015, schooling explained 33 per cent of overall inequality...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Inequality
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The gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market

We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working Paper
My journey through the history of development economics

This paper is essentially autobiographical and describes Erik Thorbecke’s journey through the history of development economics between the 1950s and the present. The paper consists of four parts...

Development doctrine Inequality Poverty
Blog
Reflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER
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What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Blog
Development policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts
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Labour-saving technology in the form of robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer networks may cause a rapid decline in global employment...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Working Paper
New imputation procedures in the measurement of inequality, growth, and poverty in Brazil

This paper develops a new imputation methodology applied to missing incomes values in PNAD. PNAD is the main Brazilian household survey, but it has no imputation...

Imputation Stochastic imputation Inequality
Working Paper
Viet Nam: The dragon that rose from the ashes

This study takes as its starting point what Gunnar Myrdal had to say about Viet Nam in the context of his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Blog
Poverty and inequality – twins or just siblings?

Sitting in the large conference room where we are being invited to ‘Think WIDER’ at the WIDER Development Conference this September...

Poverty and inequality Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
Human capital, labour market outcomes, and horizontal inequality in Guatemala

With the second largest indigenous population by percentage in Latin America, Guatemala is an important case for understanding horizontal inequality and indigenous politics...

Inequality Ethnicity Schooling
Working Paper
Socio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years

The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
Fifty years of Asian experience in the spread of education and healthcare

This paper analyses the dramatic spread of education and healthcare in Asia and also the large variations in that spread across and within countries over 50 years...

Healthcare Education State
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