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Methodology (Poverty)
Working Paper
Causal pluralism and mixed methods in the analysis of poverty dynamics

This paper examines the relationship between poverty dynamics, causal pluralism, and mixed method research approaches...

Poverty Dynamics Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Journal Article
Targeting Social Transfer Programmes: Comparing Design and Implementation Errors Across Alternative Mechanisms

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Seminar
Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology

The ‘Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology’ seminar was held in Maputo on 8 July 2015. It was part of the UNU-WIDER Research Programme theme of Transformation organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economics and...

8 July 2015
University Eduardo Mondlane, Avenida do Zimbábwe, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Workshop
Analysing poverty

The Analysing Poverty workshop was held in Maputo, 6-10 July 2015. The workshop is part of the UNU-WIDER Research Programme theme of Transfromation , in co-operation with Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique, the University Eduardo...

6 July 201510 July 2015
University Eduardo Mondlane, Avenida do Zimbábwe, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Journal Article
First Order Dominance Analysis: Child Wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This paper performs a multidimensional first order dominance analysis of child wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Children Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Working Paper
Reference Groups and the Poverty Line: An Axiomatic Approach with an Empirical Illustration

A recent trend in the study of poverty is to consider a relative poverty line, one that is responsive to the nature of the income distribution. We develop an axiomatic approach to the determination of an amalgam poverty line...

Econometric models (Economic development) Income distribution Measurement (Poverty)
Blog
UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...

Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Blog
Inequality in Focus at UNU-WIDER

27 August 2014 Jukka Pirttilä and Tony Addison The last few months have seen major research activity in the area of inequality at UNU-WIDER. An update of the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) was first published in June...

Equality and inequality Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Quantitative research)
Working Paper
Can the Context Mediate Macro-Policy Outcomes?: Contextual Differences in the Returns to Bolsa Familia in Brazil

Local institutional and structural (meso) factors can play a role in mediating the returns to a macro-social policy. I focus on the Brazilian cash-transfer-programme Bolsa Familia and check how contextual features influence the returns to transfers...

Equality and inequality Institutional economics Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Targeting Social Transfer Programmes: Comparing Design and Implementation Errors Across Alternative Mechanisms

Identifying the poorest for selection into social transfer programmes is a major challenge facing programme implementers...

Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Working Paper
First Order Dominance Analysis: Child Wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This paper performs a multidimensional first order dominance (FOD) analysis of child wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Children Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Working Paper
Advancing Small Area Estimation

The poverty mapping methodology for estimating welfare rankings from small areas has proven to be useful in guiding allocation of government funds, regional planning, and general policy formulation...

Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public Methodology (Poverty)
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
From the Editor's Desk (August 2012)

Tony Addison With this issue, Angle returns refreshed from its Nordic summer break. The sun continues to shine on the Baltic, although it is getting noticeably chillier as we now head into the autumn...

Economic aspects (Environment) Children Climatic changes
Blog
Measuring Poverty Over Time

Luc Christiaensen and Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen If a person suddenly becomes poor, for example, due to an unexpected death or illness in the family, they will have a rather different experience and understanding of poverty than someone who has been i...

Children Consumption (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)
Journal Article
Poverty and Time

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over Time

Aggregation operators Equality and inequality Index numbers (Economics)
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