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Blog
From The Editor's Desk (December 2012)

Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...

Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
Blog
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers
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Alisa DiCaprio Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade...

Employee rights Human rights Labor laws and legislation
Journal Article
Minimum Wages, Globalization, and Poverty in Honduras

Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

Globalization Labor laws and legislation Poverty
Working Paper
Minimum Wages, Globalization, and Poverty in Honduras

To be competitive in the global economy, some argue that Latin American countries need to reduce or eliminate labour market regulations such as minimum wage legislation because they constrain job creation and hence increase poverty...

Globalization Labor laws and legislation Poverty
Working Paper
Gender Differentiation in the Analysis of Alternative Farm Mechanization Choices on Small Farms in Kenya

Using multinomial logit we analyze factors that influence the choice of mechanization technologies in Nyanza Province...

Agriculture Choice Labor laws and legislation
Book Chapter
Gender Differentiation in the Analysis of Alternative Farm Mechanization Choices on Small Farms in Kenya

From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure

Agriculture Choice Labor laws and legislation
Book Chapter
Understanding the Relationship Between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues

From the book: Institutional Change and Economic Development

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Working Paper
Understanding the Relationship between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues

The paper tries to improve our understanding on the role of institutions in development by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions and highlighting some of its key problems...

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Journal Article
La Relación entre las Instituciones y el Desarrollo Económico: Problemas teóricos claves

This paper discusses how the theory on the role of institutions in development can be improved, by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions...

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Book Chapter
Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment

From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal Economy

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Organizational behavior
Book Chapter
Enforcement and Compliance in Lima's Street Markets: The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Toward Informal Traders

From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal Economy

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Local government
Book Chapter
Public Policies to Promote Productive Occupation and Increase Formality Among the Moderately Poor: The Mexican Agenda

From the book: Informal Labour Markets and Development

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Labor productivity
Working Paper
Public Policies to Promote Productive Occupation and Increase Formality Among the Moderately Poor: the Mexican Agenda

Public policy aimed at building capacity among the extremely poor (support for food and nutrition; health; education and, more recently, financial services), combined with a stable macroeconomic environment, has proved to be successful for poverty al...

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Labor productivity
Working Paper
Enforcement and Compliance in Lima's Street Markets: the Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Toward Informal Traders

Almost twenty years have passed since researchers from the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru showed how ‘bad laws’ impose disproportionate costs on those who choose formality...

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Local government
Working Paper
Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment

This paper explores the relationship of the informal economy to the formal economy and to the formal regulatory environment...

Informal sector (Economics) Labor laws and legislation Organizational behavior
Book Chapter
Global Labour Standards and Local Freedoms

From the book: Wider Perspectives on Global Development

Labor Labor laws and legislation Labor policy
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