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Working Paper
Social norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries

This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...

Culture Institutions Developing countries
Journal Article
Commodity Prices and Intra-Household Labor Allocation

Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labor supply
Working Paper
Coffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Vietnam

Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labor supply
Journal Article
Estimating labour supply elasticities based on cross-country micro data: A bridge between micro and macro estimates?

The Nordic model relies on high tax rates to finance an extensive welfare state...

Labor market Labor supply Taxation
Book Chapter
Youth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic development Labor supply Natural resources
Book Chapter
Women’s Labour Supply and Household Insurance in Africa

This paper investigates whether cyclical variation in women’s labour supply in Africa contributes to smoothing household consumption. We find little support for this hypothesis...

Business cycles Insurance Labor supply
Blog
Rising Inequality – How to Reverse It?

30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing...

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Working Paper
The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes on Household Work Decisions in Ghana

A cash transfer programme ‘Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty’ has been implemented with the aim of addressing poverty and vulnerability in Ghana...

Econometric models (Economic development) Labor demand Labor supply
Working Paper
Youth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future

Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining take-off’...

Economic development Labor supply Natural resources
Working Paper
Minimum Wage and Informality in Ecuador

This paper investigates if changes in the minimum wage have influenced changes on the formality and informality rates, and the level of wages in Ecuador. A 12-year panel was built...

Informal sector (Economics) Labor market Labor supply
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...

Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Education)
Working Paper
Social Transfer Programmes and School Enrolment in Malawi: a Micro-Simulation

This paper investigates the impact of social transfer programmes on school enrollment and child labour in Malawi utilizing a micro-simulation evaluation method...

Children Economic aspects (Education) Labor supply
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
Research Brief
Food Aid: What We Know and What We Need to Know

Women carry their ration of food. © UN Photo/Tim Mc Kulka In the 1960s food aid made up nearly 20 per cent of overall overseas development aid, today that figure is five per cent...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Food industry and trade Labor supply
Working Paper
Women’s Labour Supply and Household Insurance in Africa

This paper investigates whether cyclical variation in women’s labour supply in Africa contributes to smoothing household consumption. We find little support for this hypothesis...

Business cycles Insurance Labor supply
Report
Workshop on Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What Is the Way Forward?

On the 10th of April, 2012, the African Development Bank and UNU-WIDER organized a research workshop on the theme of ‘Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What is the Way Forward?’...

Education, Higher Labor market Labor supply
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