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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Assessing the short-term impact on consumption and poverty of the 2015 flood in Mozambique
Vincenzo Salvucci, Ricardo Santos - Ecological Economics, 2020

Mozambique is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. A bigger than usual, and mostly unexpected, flood occurred in the central-northern region of the country in the first few months of 2015, causing huge damage to infrastructures.  In this study, we use a nationally...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Kristi Mahrt, Andrea Rossi, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - Child Indicators Research, 2020

We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor.  A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces. We compare Mozambican children’s...

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– Bridging the Zambezi in Mozambique
Sam Jones, César Salazar - American Journal of Agricultural Economics , 2020

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. Historically, transport infrastructure connecting the most agriculturally productive areas of Mozambique and the richer southern region has been poor. A primary bottleneck was an unreliable ferry service over the Zambezi river, addressed by construction of a road...

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– The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work
Ivan Manhique, Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis. In response, during the second half of March 2020, the government of Mozambique enacted several measures (in force until now) to guarantee social distancing, with the aim of...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carlos Gradín - Journal of Economic Inequality, 2020

In this study, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality. This is defined as the sum of the contributions of its members, with these contributions computed as the impact on inequality of a small increase in the population mass at each point of the distribution (using the...

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– What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?
Ines A. Ferreira, Sam Jones, Jorge Mouco - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We run a lab-in-the-field experiment with 1,060 university students in Mozambique to examine the correlates of behavioural dishonesty, distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Using an incentivized dice game, which yields direct estimates of the propensity to cheat, we find that...

– A snapshot of Mozambique in 2015–2018
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

After decades of war and conflict, Mozambique and its economy experienced a strong recovery from the 1990s into the 2000s. However, between 2015 and 2018 multiple crises unfolded in Mozambique — the economic crisis and the scandal of hidden debt, severe weather shocks, and increasing...

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– Gender inequality in salary expectations of university students
Carlos Gradín, Félix Mambo, Yonesse Paris, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Students’ expectations about their future wages are established in the literature as relevant determinants of the choices made for education progression and, at the university level, for the area and course to be studied. In this paper, the first comparable analysis in sub-Saharan Africa...

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Eva-Maria Egger, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique experienced important reduction in the poverty rate until recently, before two major natural disasters hit and the country started suffering from a hidden debt scandal with associated economic slowdown. As the last available national household expenditure survey is from 2014/15,...

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Anna Schnupp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is often put forward as the solution to youth unemployment — but to prove its worth, better evidence is needed. A new survey tracking over 1,600 TVET graduates as they enter the world of work, the first of its kind in Mozambique, sets...

– Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Anna Schnupp - UNU-WIDER, University of Copenhagen, University of Eduardo Mondlane, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

A investigação aqui apresentada foi planeada e implementada por pesquisadores do United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), do Grupo de Pesquisa em Economia do Desenvolvimento (DERG) da Universidade de Copenhaga (UCPH), do Centro de...

– Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Anna Schnupp - UNU-WIDER, University of Copenhagen, University of Eduardo Mondlane, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The research detailed herein was planned and implemented by researchers at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the Develop-ment Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the Centre for Economics and Management...

Sam Jones, Eva-Maria Egger, Ricardo Santos - The Conversation Africa, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus has spread across the globe, developing countries are starting to enact many of the same policies used in China, Europe, and North America to contain the virus. But are these policies appropriate in low income contexts? To help think about this we propose a simple index of...

Sam Jones, Eva-Maria Egger, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We calculated a lockdown readiness index for Mozambique and the results don’t look good. If lockdown policies are needed to halt the spread of the virus, the government will also need to take extraordinary measures to provide a minimum of basic services for people living under a lockdown....

Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, José Cardoso, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of MOZMOD...

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– Explaining the gap between expected and realized graduate earnings in Mozambique
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Inaccurate expectations of future wages are found in many contexts. Yet, existing studies overwhelmingly refer to high-income countries, and there is little evidence regarding the sources of expectational errors. Based on a longitudinal survey of graduates from the six largest universities in...

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