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15 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleThe Individual Poverty Incidence of Growth
The canonical approach to analyse the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Working PaperSocial mobility and inequality between groups
The relationship between social mobility and inequality is well studied in the literature, but far greater attention has been paid to ‘vertical’ than to ‘horizontal’ inequality...Social mobility Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality
Working PaperSocial mobility in China: A case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South
This study analyses intergenerational class mobility in China as a case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South...Social mobility Gender log-linear models
Working PaperConcepts of social mobility
This paper has two purposes. The first is to define clearly different social mobility concepts and components. The second is to embed these concepts and components into a larger context of social mobility research...Social mobility economic mobility macromobility
Working PaperWill urbanization raise social mobility in the South, replicating the economic history of the West?
As developing countries rapidly urbanize, the number of people living in ‘slums’—neighbourhoods lacking property rights and basic services—continues to increase...Informality Slums Social mobility
Working PaperStructural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation
This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...Poverty Social mobility Livelihood assets
Working PaperEconomic approach to intergenerational mobility: Measures, methods, and challenges in developing countries
This paper provides a critical survey and synthesis of the recent economic literature on intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with a focus on data and methodological challenges...Social mobility Intergenerational elasticity Developing countries
Working PaperHuman capital and social mobility in low- and middle-income countries
Parental human capital and endowments may affect children’s human capital, which in turn may affect children’s earning and occupations and thus affect social mobility...Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Project workshopSocial mobility in developing countries — concepts, methods, and determinants
Working PaperThe individual poverty incidence of growth
The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
NewsPress release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER
‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’SDGs Transformation Informality
ProjectSocial mobility in the Global South - concepts, measures, and determinants
Theme: Current programmeSocial mobility intergenerational inequality equality of opportunity
Working PaperReturn migration and socioeconomic mobility in MENA: Evidence from labour market panel surveys
This study examines the effects of cross-border return migration on intertemporal and intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status across six new harmonized surveys from three Arab countries: Egypt (1998, 2006, 2012), Jordan (2010, 2016) a...Return migration Social mobility MENA
ProjectThe politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change
Theme: InclusionInclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality
ProjectDisadvantaged groups and social mobility
This project has three main objectives in line with UNU-WIDER’s tradition in the area of inclusion and horizontal inequality: (1) to shed further light on the extent to which inequalities run along ethnic, gender, and other communal lines; (2...Disadvantaged groups Social mobility Group-based inequality