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Project workshop
World Income Inequality Database (WIID) authors' workshop

UNU-WIDER's World Income Inequality Database research project holds a virtual workshop that brings together researchers selected under the project's open call for research proposals. The selected papers fulfill a project aim to improve understanding...

4 July 20225 July 2022
Virtual, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
On data and trends in horizontal inequality

Economic, social, and political inequalities are at the forefront of today’s public debate...

Inequality Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Programme-135: addressing poverty and inequality in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has achieved remarkable economic growth and poverty reduction since the Doi Moi. However, ethnic minorities and the ethnic majority do not benefit equally from the national economic progress...

Poverty reduction Inequality Ethnic minorities
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

9 May 2022
Online, Finland
Past event
Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Presentation
Social mobility in developing countries: Pathways for research and policy at Shiv Nadar University

Social mobility is critical to major global goals, those enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals and to the broader goals of development. Yet, little attention has been given to a serious study of social mobility in developing countries to...

22 April 2022
Online, India
Past event
Presentation
Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Panel discussion
Social mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction

A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...

6 April 2022
University of Greenwich Stockwell Street, 10 Stockwell St. - Room LT 0004, East Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Working Paper
Poverty, inequality, and growth: trends, policies, and controversies

Reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive growth are fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Much has changed in the global economy in recent decades and perspectives on progress made vary widely...

Poverty Inequality Growth
Policy workshop
World Income Inequality Database project presents at the OECD's DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities (CoP-PI) hosts several thematic dialogues between researchers and practitioners on embedding...

25 March 20221 June 2022
Online, United States
Past event
Journal Article
On the impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance

Inequality is a major international development challenge. This is so from an ethical perspective and because greater inequality is perceived to be detrimental to key socioeconomic and political outcomes...

Inequality Growth Health
Working Paper
The indirect costs of corporate tax avoidance exacerbate cross-country inequality

Corporate tax avoidance hampers domestic revenue mobilization and, with it, the development of lower- and middle-income countries...

Profit shifting Tax avoidance Tax havens
Journal Article
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–beneft policies during the COVID‑19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuador

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit poli...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Blog
Advancing social mobility research: Where to start

Innovation in academic investigation and policy response is critical to addressing global challenges...

Social mobility labour market economics Inequality
Working Paper
Revisiting the links between economic inequality and political violence: The role of social mobilization

The main aim of this paper is to explore theoretically important mechanisms through which economic inequalities may affect the emergence of political violence given the forms of social mobilization they (may) generate...

Inequality Political violence Social mobilization
In the media
SOUTHMOD study on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa gains attention in media and different outlets COVID-19 Africa Inequality
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