Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
34 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperSocial networks, role models, peer effects, and aspirations
We review the literature on pathways through which social networks may influence social mobility in developing countries...Behavioral economics cultural economics geographic labour mobility
Working PaperInvoluntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences
Across the world, we observe different experiences in terms of inequality between migrant and ‘host-country’ populations. What factors contribute to such variation?...Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Working PaperMarriage, work, and migration: The role of infrastructure development and gender norms
Traditional gender norms can restrict independent migration by women, preventing them from taking advantage of economic opportunities in urban non-agricultural industries...Migration Marriage markets Female labour force participation
Working PaperThe effects of wartime institutions on households’ ability to cope with shocks: Evidence for Colombia
This paper studies the legacies of wartime institutions, measured as rebelocracy, on the ability of households to cope with negative income shocks...Armed conflict Institutions Migration
SeminarOded Stark on a theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior
Oded Stark will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 October 2019. Abstract – A theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior By now there is widespread recognition that comparisons with others impinge significantly on wellbeing and elicit...
SeminarSimone Bertoli on co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: evidence from Mexico
Simone Bertoli will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 September 2019. Abstract – Co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: Evidence from Mexico Co-authors: Elsa Gautrain and...
Journal ArticleMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South: Introduction and Overview
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...Governance Migration policy Migration
Journal Special IssueMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...Migration Migration policy Governance
Journal ArticleFiscal Pressure of Migration and Horizontal Fiscal Inequality: Evidence from Indian Experience
This article examines the patterns and trends in inter‐State migration across the Indian States and observes that along with the demographic factors, migration is also affected by the fiscal profile of States...Migration Inequality Demography
Working PaperLand tenure security and internal migration in Tanzania
In this paper we study the impact of tenure security on rural to urban migration of household members over the age of 15...Migration Land tenure Tenure security
Working PaperCrop prices and migration in Vietnam
This paper investigates the effect of commodity prices, in particular rice and coffee, on the individual decision of migrating in Vietnam...Migration Price shocks
Working PaperClimate change, rice production, and migration in Vietnamese households
This paper analyses the relationship between climate and migration in rural households in Vietnam...Climate change Migration Food industry and trade
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
BlogSuccessfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...Migration Refugees Integration
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperEconomic integration of Afghan refugees in the US, 1980–2015
Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels...economic capital cultural capital Integration