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Journal ArticleMeasuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: A political economy of overoptimism
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
BlogAbove or below the poverty line: Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty
In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here , here , and here )...COVID-19 Global poverty Crisis
Working PaperOrphans and stunted growth: Investigating the potential of spatial network effects in service delivery for reducing stunting in orphans
Stunted growth in early life has serious implications for children and is a well-established constraint to productivity, life expectancy, and cognitive development...Children Vulnerability Stunting
Working PaperPrecarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries
This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
SeminarVincenzo Salvucci presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique 2019 seminar series
Vincenzo Salvucci, a researcher from the University of Copenhagen, will present a seminar on 13 March 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The seminar is titled Vulnerabilidade às Calamidades Naturais: Avaliação do...
Working PaperSocial capital and household vulnerability: New evidence from rural Vienam
Using the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) with a panel of households present from 2008 to 2016, the study investigates the impact of social capital on household vulnerability...Fixed effects Social capital Vulnerability
Journal ArticleWelfare dynamics measurement: Two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWelfare dynamics Poverty Vulnerability
Journal ArticleInequality: Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityDeveloping countries Inequality Poverty
Working PaperPolicy diffusion, domestic politics and social assistance in Lesotho, 1998–2012
Lesotho is a small Southern African country that has introduced two national cash transfer programmes, the Old Age Pension and the Child Grant Programme...Lesotho policy diffusion Cash transfers
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.1World distribution of wealth Welfare economics Vulnerability
VideoClimate Change and Human Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.1Political economy Natural disasters Climate change
VideoClimate Change and Migration
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.1Climate change Vulnerability Ecology