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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.
James B. Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas, Anthony F. Shorrocks - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– A general approach with application to South Africa
Martin Wittenberg, Murray Leibbrandt - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– Analyzing income distribution changes for the case of Mexico
Robert Duval-Hernández, Gary S. Fields, George H. Jakubson - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– Relatively lower, absolutely higher
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Laurence Roope, Finn Tarp - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– Two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application
Hai‐Anh H. Dang, Peter Lanjouw - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– Patterns of polarization in Nigeria
Fabio Clementi, Andrew L Dabalen, Vasco Molini, Francesco Schettino - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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.
– Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Tony Addison, Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Tony Addison, Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Many low- and middle-income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern. Some countries meanwhile have low growth, high inequality, and pervasive poverty—often linked to their fragility. There is now active debate on how countries...

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James B. Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas, Anthony F. Shorrocks - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Davies et al. (2008, 2011) provided the first estimates of the global distribution of wealth, using 2000 as the benchmark year. These estimates have been revised and updated since 2010, and the purpose of this paper is to explain the ways in which the estimation methodology has evolved and improved...

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– An ordinal approach
Sabina Alkire, Suman Seth - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In order to understand whether a reduction in overall poverty has improved the situations of the poorest, it is crucial to distinguish them from the moderately poor population.In this paper, we explore the mechanisms to distinguish subsets of the poor in a multidimensional counting framework. We...

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Malokele Nanivazo, Kristi Mahrt - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper sets out to investigate the wellbeing of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It undertakes spatial and temporal comparisons of women’s wellbeing using data from the Demographic and Health Survey and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Using the multidimensional...

Blog
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In this interview Professor Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University, talks about the importance of assessing the quality of income inequality data, the reasons behind the declining trend in income inequality in Latin America, and the...

Working Paper pdf This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttilä, Matti Tuomala, Tuuli Paukkeri - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries. We examine the determinants of optimal redistributive policies in the context of a developing country that can...

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– Evidence from Brazil and South Africa
David Lam, Arden Finn, Murray Leibbrandt - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Human capital models imply that both the distribution of education and returns to education affect earnings inequality. Decomposition of these ‘quantity’ and ‘price’ components have been important in understanding changes in earnings inequality in developed and developing...

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Machiko Nissanke - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper explores the paths towards building institutional foundations for inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Viewing institutional configurations as a system of multiple equilibria, the concepts of endogenous institutions and institutional changes are used to address the question of how...

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Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

At the UNU-WIDER Inequality conference September 2014 we interviewed  Murray Leibbrandt, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town on issues of inequality in South Africa. Leibrant begins by positing  that South Africa, like Brazil, is a microcosm of the world. This...

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