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Wage differentials
Working Paper
Pecuniary returns to working conditions in Viet Nam

Using matched worker-firm data from three waves of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises data, we examine whether workers are compensated with higher wages for working in vulnerable jobs and unfavourable working conditions...

Wage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
How large is the wage penalty in the labour broker sector?: Evidence for South Africa using administrative data

Public debate on the temporary employment services, or labour broker, sector in South Africa has focused on temporary workers’ wages and benefits...

temporary employment services Wage differentials Administrative data
Working Paper
Schooling Inequality, Returns to Schooling, and Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Brazil and South Africa

Human capital models imply that both the distribution of education and returns to education affect earnings inequality...

Education Equality and inequality Wage differentials
Book Chapter
Growth and Distributional Aspects of Poverty Reduction in South Africa

Distribution (Economic theory) Equality and inequality Poverty
Working Paper
Private Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda

The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...

Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
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
Book Chapter
Inequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Education Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution)
Journal Article
Tracking Poverty with Coarse Data: Evidence from South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over Time

Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Quantitative research)
Working Paper
Inequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America

This paper provides original empirical evidence on the evolution of education inequality for the Latin American countries over the decades of 1990 and 2000...

Education Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution)
Blog
From the Editor's desk (October 2011)

Tony Addison As autumn moves into winter in Helsinki, it is time to bring you the October edition of UNU-WIDER’s newsletter, WIDER Angle...

Consumption (Economics) Democracy Distribution (Economic theory)
Working Paper
The Impact of Multiple Imputation of Coarsened Data on Estimates on the Working Poor in South Africa

South African household surveys typically contain coarsened earnings data, which consist of a mixture of missing earnings values, point responses and interval-censored responses...

Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Quantitative research)
Journal Article
Gender Earnings Differential in Urban China

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty and Inequality in China

Economic development Urban economics Wage differentials
Book Chapter
Human Capital and Wage Determination in Different Ownerships 1989-1997

From the book: Understanding Inequality and Poverty in China

Human capital Labor market Market segmentation
Journal Article
Gender Earnings Differentials and Regional Economic Development in Urban China, 1988-97

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in China

Economic development Urban economics Wage differentials
Journal Special Issue
Inequality and Poverty in China

Getting an accurate picture of poverty and inequality trends and patterns in the world’s most populous country is central to understanding changes in global inequality and poverty – these alter significantly when China is included or excl...

Equality and inequality Income distribution Poverty
Book Chapter
Women and Food Security in South Asia: Current Issues and Emerging Concerns

From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure

Agricultural laborers Food security Poverty
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